Event Calendar – Palos Verdes / South Bay

Category: Outdoor Shakespeare by the Sea

July 8, 2018 July 9, 2018
7:00 PM -
Posted by: PVLifeToday


This season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.

The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.

The performances are scheduled as follows:

Hermosa Beach – Valley Park, Valley & Gould
Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm: The Winter’s Tale
Thursday, July 12 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Very steep hill – low beach chairs, and blankets are best. Gets a little damp and chilly. You have to park in the surrounding neighborhood and walk in.

Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Friday, August 10 at 7pm: The Winter’s Tale
Saturday, August 11 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Chairs are fine – low Beach chairs are best for those behind you. Also chilly and tends to get a little damp. Greek Amphitheater type venue in center of park – not visible from the street. You have to park a little ways away and walk in.

Rancho Palos Verdes – Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard
Sunday, July 8 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Huge grassy field with bowl-like corner where audience can place seats – low chairs best for areas with rise. Blankets a must. Starts out warm/hot, but marine layer floats in by intermission – layers of warm clothing a must.

Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way
Sunday, July 29 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
No outside food permitted. Food and beverage available for purchase onsite. $10 parking.

Torrance – Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
Friday, July 27 at 7pm: The Winter’s Tale
Saturday, July 28 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Greek amphitheater area behind the skate park. Sloped lawn gets steeper the further you get from the playing space. Low beach chairs or blankets work best. Warm layered clothing recommended.

Shakespeare by the Sea is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite imagination, promote literacy and offer a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion.

So grab a few lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and settle in for a theater production by the greatest playwright of all time.

These shows are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.shakespearebythesea.org/.

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