Raising the Bard in San Diego!


by Beth Accomando, Arts and Culture Reporter for KPBS

New San Diego Central Library, Downtown
Mary Hollis Clark room (1st floor)
- Saturday, Nov 22nd, 12.30 – 2.00pm

Come meet one of San Diego’s most respected critics and arts broadcasters. Free admission.


Shakespeare themed song and dance! Performed by the fantastic Leigh Scarritt Productions, and held in the La Jolla Public Library’s beautiful auditorium.

La Jolla Public Library
- Wednesday, Dec 10th, 6.30pm

Free admission, donations kindly accepted.


Join us for an informal evening with the Bard, starring you! All welcome. Free. Anyone can join in the reading or just come along to listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read. It’s fun, interactive, creative, and great public speaking and acting practice.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village, Downtown
(First Tuesday, 6.45pm – 8.30pm)
- Tuesday, Dec 2nd – Shakespeare’s best comic scenes. Aimee Greenberg directing
- Tuesday, Jan 6th – Mercutio King of Cats. An original play written and directed
by Christophver R

- Tuesday, Feb 3rd – Julius Caesar. Jack Winans directing 
- Tuesday, Mar 3rd – Julius Caesar. Jack Winans directing
- Tuesday, April 7th – King Lear. Charlie Riendeau directing
- Tuesday, May 5th – King Lear. Charlie Riendeau directing
- Tuesday, Jun 2nd – “Upstart Crow Idol”. Read in front of our three judges!
- Tuesday, Jul 7th – Acting workshop night. Cherie Peacock and Daniel DiSilva directing

Encinitas Library
(Second Tuesday, 6pm – 8pm)
- Tuesday, Dec 9th – Aimee Greenberg directing
- Tuesday, Jan 13th – Aimee Greenberg directing
- Tuesday, Feb 10th – Aimee Greenberg directing

Ramona, Family Naturals Store/Cafe
642 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065
(Second Friday, 6pm – 8pm)
- Friday, Dec 12th – Macbeth. Connie Boyd directing

New Central Library, Downtown
4th floor by the Shakespeare book stacks!
(Third Monday, 6.30pm – 8pm)
- Monday, Dec 15th – Macbeth. Tom Haine directing
- Monday, Jan 12th – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cherie Peacock directing

La Jolla Public Library
(Fourth Tuesday, 6pm – 8pm)
- Tuesday, Nov 25th – Julius Caesar. Rupert Essinger directing
- No reading in December
- Tuesday, Jan 27th – Julius Caesar. Rupert Essinger directing
- Tuesday, Feb 24th – Some Great Shakespeare Scenes. Rupert Essinger directing

>> More info about open readings


A wonderful afternoon of performance, theater art, and sheer enthusiasm in the beautiful surroundings of Balboa Park! This annual event is free and everyone is invited! Hundreds of students from schools from the city and county will perform 10-minute scenes from Shakespeare on a number of outdoor stages along the El Prado pedestrian promenade. There’s drama, comedy, music, dance, and fantastic costumes.

Mark your calendar for 2015’s Festival:

- Saturday April 25th, 2015, Noon – 4pm

>> More info about the Festival