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Here’s Where to See Free Shakespeare in the Park in L.A. for Summer 2017

June 5, 2017 by Brian Champlin

“Fair is free, and free is fair.”

Isn’t that from Macbeth? Well it ought to be! Especially when considering how lovely it is that our region offers so many free performances of The Bard’s work.

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As in years past we’ve compiled a schedule of all of the free/donation-based Shakespeare you can find in the Los Angeles area during the summer. And please keep in mind that key phrase… donation-based.

While admission is free for all who may arrive we strongly encourage you to leave a few dollars to help support the cause, and keep the festivals going strong for years to come.

Check out the listings below. Pick a date. Enjoy the show!

via Indepedent Shakespeare Co. on Vimeo

Shakespeare in the Park

For the 8th year in a row the Independent Shakespeare Co. will offer free / donation-based performances at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park starting on the final Saturday of June. Last year the company performed for an estimated 48,000 guests over the course of its summer program, and this year promises to be as good as ever.

Measure for Measure will be performed June 24-25, and then every Wednesday through Sunday from June 28 – July 23.

ISC’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be performed July 29-30, and then every Wednesday through Sunday from August 2 – September 3.

All performances for both runs begin at 7:00 p.m. on the nights indicated. Arriving early to get prime seating is recommended. Be sure to read up on how to plan your evening before attending.

Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a 10-week program of admission free performances with two featured productions: The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.

Shows will take place at a variety of venues across the greater Los Angeles area, including stops in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, South Pasadena, Whittier, and an extended run at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.

Complete schedule below.

June 15: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 16: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 17: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 22: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

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June 23: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 24: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 29: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

June 30: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

July 1: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

July 6: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

July 7: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

July 8: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

July 9: The Taming of the Shrew – Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7 p.m.

July 12: Macbeth – Valley Park in Hermosa Beach at 7 p.m.

July 13: The Taming of the Shrew – Valley Park in Hermosa Beach at 7 p.m.

July 14: The Taming of the Shrew – Monte Verde Park in Lakewood at 7 p.m.

July 15: Macbeth – Saddleback College Summer Theater in Mission Viejo at 7:30 p.m.

July 16:  The Taming of the Shrew – Saddleback College Summer Theater in Mission Viejo at 7:30 p.m.

July 19: The Taming of the Shrew – Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights at 7 p.m.

July 20: The Taming of the Shrew – La Mirada Regional Park in La Mirada at 7:30 p.m.

July 21: The Taming of the Shrew – Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro at 7 p.m.

July 22: Macbeth – Rush Park in Los Alamitos at 7 p.m.

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July 23: The Taming of the Shrew – Rush Park in Los Alamitos at 7 p.m.

July 26: The Taming of the Shrew – Venice Beach Recreation Center in Venice at 7 p.m.

July 27: Macbeth – Birch Park in Santa Ana at 7 p.m.

July 28: Macbeth – Wilson Park in Torrance at 7 p.m.

July 29: The Taming of the Shrew – Wilson Park in Torrance at 7 p.m.

July 30: Macbeth – Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach at 7 p.m.

August 2: Macbeth – CSU Dominguez Hills in Carons at 7 p.m.

August 3: The Taming of the Shrew – Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills at 7 p.m.

August 4: Macbeth – Garfield Park in South Pasadena at 7 p.m.

August 5: The Taming of the Shrew – Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino at 7 p.m.

August 6: The Taming of the Shrew – Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach at 7 p.m.

August 9: The Taming of the Shrew – Soka University in Aliso Viejo at 7 p.m.

August 10: The Taming of the Shrew – Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills at 7 p.m.

August 11: Macbeth – Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach at 7 p.m.

August 12: The Taming of the Shrew -Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach at 7 p.m.

August 13: The Taming of the Shrew – Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel at 7 p.m.

August 16: Macbeth – Adventure Park in Whitter at 7 p.m.

August 17: Macbeth – Terreana Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7 p.m.

August 18: Macbeth – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

August 19: The Taming of the Shrew – Point Fermin Park in San Pedro at 8 p.m.

Be sure to visit the Shakespeare by the Sea calendar page to find out more details on each of the locations and any changes to the schedule.

More Free Summer Shakespeare

Another option for free Shakespeare is at The LA SummerFEST presented by the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival.

As of the writing of this blog post the 2017 schedule is not available, but be sure to check the official website for details as they become available.

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