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Shakespeare in Griffith Park starts this weekend

July 6, 2010

As noted earlier, the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) has moved its outdoor performances from Barnsdall Park to Griffith Park in Los Angeles. And when you can see free Shakespeare, why wouldn’t you?

Othello

From the release:

In 2009 despite diminished funding, the festival played to its largest audience ever: nearly 12,000. Audience members were routinely turned away due lack of space.The new site in Griffith Park (at the Old Zoo) can hold twice as many people; is a beautiful and quiet spot; and is readily accessible to plentiful, free parking.

OTHELLO, presented with a multi-cultural cast, stars Cameron Knight, an actor with credits at some of the top theaters in the United States. He leads a cast of stage professionals, whose experience ranges from Broadway, London’s West End, major US regional theaters, and some of LA’s best venues.

ISC is also one of the few theaters in Los Angeles performing under a paid contract with Actors’ Equity Association. What’s more, it offers health & pension benefits to its Union performers, something only a handful of other theaters do, all of whom have substantially larger budgets.

WHAT: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

OTHELLO

by William Shakespeare

WHEN: July 9 – August 1 (preview July 8)

Thursday – Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Old Zoo

Griffith Park

near 4730 Crystal Springs Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

ADMISSION: FREE

For information and directions go to http://iscla.org/

or call (818) 710-6306

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating at the site. Please bring a blanket or lowbacked chair. It is also very cool when the sun goes down. Dress warmly!

 

 Pictured: Cameron Knight & Amy Urbina

 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING OPENS AUGUST 5.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Kristi Carrillo permalink
    July 6, 2010 9:26 pm

    Very cool. Thank you.

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