24th Season

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company
 
 Dear Friends of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, 
 The last few weeks have quickly caused all of us to drastically alter our day-to-day activities. For the theatrical community, it has meant a rethinking of what and how we do our art form. Theatre relies on human   interaction in a communal setting. Right now, that is not possible. We’ve cancelled Kingsmen’s very successful Shakespeare Educational Tour (SET) because of school closings. We have postponed our Actors Equity EPA   auditions for the summer Festival. Though the current situation is challenging, the arts have also been a source of brightness in these dark times. From Italian opera singers singing arias on their balconies to free virtual   museum tours to solo in-home performances by major music artists to actors reading children’s stories online, to the many streaming opportunities of watching dramatic content, the arts provide comfort, joy, and   solace as they unite us as human beings. Know that Kingsmen Shakespeare continues to be committed to our mission of “presenting professional programs and performances of the works of William Shakespeare for   the  education and entertainment of people of all ages.”
 
 In 1606, Shakespeare’s Company, the King’s Men was forced by the bubonic plague to close the Globe Theatre and his players toured the towns and villages in England’s countryside where the plague had not reached.   Yet, in the midst of this horror, when thousands of  the citizenry  of London died, Shakespeare wrote some of his best work: Macbeth, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra. The theatre survived and the plays were   eventually performed again in London.
 
 The Board of Directors and the artistic leadership of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company take the safety and well-being of our audiences very seriously. We are currently paying close attention to governmental   guidelines and will abide by them as well as the guidelines put forth by our host, California Lutheran University. We still intend to produce a 2020 Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival but at this time we are not certain what   that may look like. There may be video content coming from us soon. We appreciate your patience and support as we consider our options. We are not going anywhere. Like Shakespeare, we know that we will return   with some of our best productions yet.
 
 Thank you and stay well.
 
 Ernie Sandlin, Chair of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Board of Directors
 Michael J. Arndt, Artistic Director
 Timothy Hengst, Executive Director

 

MACBETH

JUNE 26 - JUNE 28

JULY 2 (Thursday), JULY 3, 5

JULY 10 - JULY 12

Macbeth is one of the most performed tragedies in the history of theatre. A compelling tale of treachery and violence set in a world of witches and ghosts, Macbeth engages audiences with soaring poetry, stage combat and some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. Kingsmen’s production marks the third time the play has been performed in Kingsmen Park.

 

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

JULY 17 - JULY 19 

JULY 24 - JULY 26

JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 2

One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, The Two Gentlemen of Verona satirizes youthful love with all of its excesses, betrayals and heartache. The play uses many of the comic devices found elsewhere in Shakespeare — a woman disguising herself as a man, an outlaw band in the forest, mistaken identity, and the outrageous actions of comic servants — all to entertain and delight.


* Due to unknown factors surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and our community being asked to self-isolate, all 2020 season individual ticket and lawn box sales have been placed on hold. Please check back here for updated information. *

 

Season Package SPECIAL Available in the early Spring

A Shakespearean Steal! 

The season package offers a 50% reduction in service fees when ordering for both shows in the same transaction. We hope that you join us for Macbeth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona this coming summer!

ticket sales on hold

 

Online Ticketing - Available March 2, 2020

Lawn Box ranges from $100.00 – 120.00. A lawn box will accomodate 4-6 adults (only  1 ticket is required for a party up to 6 people).  Please view the lawn box seating requirements here. 

General Admission at the door is $25 for adults, $20.00 for seniors (over 62), active military $20.00, and $15 for students (over 18 with ID). Youth under 18 are still FREE of charge. For more information about the festival be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

GENERAL ADMISSION SPECIAL

Purchase your general admission ticket online to save 10% off your ticket price!

MACBETH

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

 

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