Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!

Henry V – Shakespeare’s most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England. After laying claim to French lands and being ridiculed, Henry marches off to war. Although sorely outnumbered, Henry rallies his troops and, at Agincourt, achieves a decisive victory.

The performances are scheduled as follows:

Hermosa Beach – Valley Park, Valley & Gould
Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm: Henry V
Thursday, July 11 at 7pm: The Comedy of Errors
The performance is on the other side of the bandshell – on the rolling grassy area directly behind it. Gets a little damp and chilly. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the park, at the elementary school on Gould, and in the surrounding neighborhood. Cement pathways lead you into the park.

Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Friday, August 9 at 7pm: Henry V
Saturday, August 10 at 7pm: The Comedy of Errors
Chairs are fine – low Beach chairs are best for those behind you. Also chilly and tends to get a little damp. Greek Amphitheater type venue in center of park – not visible from the street. You have to park a little ways away and walk in.

Rancho Palos Verdes: Civic Center NEW VENUE 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Sunday, July 7 – 7pm: The Comedy of Errors
Huge grassy field with where audience members can place their beach chairs. Blankets a must. Starts out warm/hot, but marine layer floats in by intermission – layered clothing also recommended.

Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way
Sunday, July 28 at 7pm: The Comedy of Errors
No outside food permitted. Food and beverage available for purchase onsite. $10 parking.

Torrance – Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
Friday, July 26 at 7pm: Henry V
Saturday, July 27 at 7pm: The Comedy of Errors
Greek amphitheater area behind the skate park. Sloped lawn gets steeper the further you get from the playing space. Low beach chairs or blankets work best. Warm layered clothing recommended.

Shakespeare by the Sea is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite imagination, promote literacy and offer a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion.

So grab a few lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and settle in for a theater production by the greatest playwright of all time.

These shows are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

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