Raising the Bard in San Diego!

 


 OPEN READING AT BOOKSTAR POINT LOMA

PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS! BOOKSTAR HAS CHANGED THEIR STORE HOURS.

- TWELFTH NIGHT
Tuesday, September 5 2017. 6.00 pm-8:00 pm.
- Barnes and Noble Bookstar Store/Loma Theater, 3150 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA


  • PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW TIME OF 6:00 PM  TO 8:00 PM. BOOKSTAR HAS CHANGED THEIR STORE HOURS. THEY CLOSE NOW AT 8:00 PM.

    You’re invited!

    Join us for an informal time with the Bard, starring you! All are welcome. Anyone can read or just listen.

    The Director:

    Michael Reynolds will guide the reading. He has extensive experience in theater from college and after college as well. Michael is a dedicated Shakespeare enthusiast.  One summer he read all of Shakespeare’s history plays just for his own enjoyment. He wrote a comedy skit in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan language based on his own family life that was staged at the Upstart Crow Bookstore in  2013.

    The Play:

    “If music be the food of love, Play on.” Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister.

    This is perhaps the loveliest and most light-hearted of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies.  Come join the fabulous characters Olivia, Viola, Maria, Sebastian, Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, Duke Orsino, Fabian, plus the only character who disapproves of laughter, Malvolio, who becomes a joke himself.

    The Plan:

    Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read. Please bring your own copy of the play if possible. We MAY have an extra copy or two. This is the official reading of the San Diego Shakespeare Society. It is a free open reading of the plays of William Shakespeare from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month in the Barnes and Noble Bookstar at the historic Loma Theater in Pt. Loma. These popular readings are fun, interactive, creative and great public speaking and acting practice. They are also a great way to meet other people who are interested in literature and Shakespeare and his work.

    The Organization:

    We are a non-profit organization The San Diego Shakespeare Society’s mission is to introduce, educate and encourage the public’s understanding and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare.

    >> See reading schedule for 2017

    We are also on: San Diego Shakespeare Society Meetup.com

bookstar reading

One of our free, join-in open Shakespeare readings in progress at Barnes and Noble Bookstar in Point Loma.

 


The Second Annual Mock Trial: The Kingdom of Naples Vs. Prospero

Sunday, September 10, 2017   3:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Campus
1155 Island Ave, San Diego, CA

 

The Plot:

After the events depicted in The Tempest and after the return to Naples from that uncharted island in the Mediterranean, King Alonso dies suddenly. His son Ferdinand succeeds to the throne but soon falls under the malicious influence of Prospero’s brother, the unrepentant Antonio. He convinces Ferdinand that they were all
stranded on the island by the deliberate actions of Prospero and that by sinister means Prospero bewitched King Alonso into reinstating him as Duke of Milan. As this title was gained by trickery, it is null and void. Prospero is thus again deposed, with Antonio again becoming Duke. Criminal charges are brought against Prospero for piracy,
witchcraft, and false imprisonment. Under the circumstances, the wedding of Miranda and Ferdinand is off.

The Cast:

Prospero ~ Jonathan McMurtry
Caliban ~ Mark C. Petrich
Antonio ~ Raymond Lynch
Sidney St. John ~ Susan Benninghoff
Miranda ~ Alexis Park
Ferdinand ~ Thomas Block
Presiding Judge ~ Bryan H. Wildenthal, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Prosecution Counsel ~ Anne Perry, Esq.
Defense Counsel ~ Sam Bettwy, Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Script by Gordon Gidlund, Esq.

Directed by Thomas Haine, Esq.

Admission :

This is a fundraiser for the SDSS. We need your support to help with all our year around activities.

$20 non-members; $10 society members, seniors, students, military.

Doors open at 2:30 PM. The trial will be held in the Moot Courtroom on the 2nd floor.

An optional wine and cheese reception will follow the program, cost $15, which should be added to the ticket price when you book, with the number in your party.

Advance Tickets Sales and Reception ~ send your check made payable to San Diego Shakespeare Society to: Susan Benninghoff / SDSS, 5924 Arboles Street, San Diego, CA 92120.

Please also include your email for confirmation and acknowledgement. Tickets will be held at Will Call. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org. 

We Do Shakespeare All Year ‘Round!

 


 

THE 12TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Thanks to all who attended, volunteered at, or performed in the Festival on Saturday April 29th in Balboa Park!!

>> Read Beth Accomando’s article on KPBS about this year’s festival.

And here’s Beth’s video she filmed at the Festival:

 

Hope to see you all again next year!!

>> Visit our Student Festival page