GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: SHAKESPEARE SET FREE ALL SUMMER LONG.

RICHARD III
Begins Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26
Then plays Wednesday - Sunday until July 24
Performances at 7:00 pm


For over 200 years, the most produced play in the world was Colley Cibber's adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III. Through the ages, classical actors (including David Garrick and Edmund Booth) refitted it for their versions of the indelible anti-hero. ISC pulls the best from the past and combines it with an entirely modern take for this electrified re-imagining of the tale of a man driven to pursue power by any means.
 

 

THE TEMPEST
Begins Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31
Then plays Wednesday - Sunday until September 4
Performances at 7:00 pm

In Shakespeare's final play, magic, first love and the forces of revenge intersect on a mysterious island. Prospero has spent 12 years in exile watching his growing daughter, Miranda, all the while plotting to punish his duplicitous brother with the sorcery he has been practicing. But when the opportunity presents itself, he learns that magic doesn't make the man, the world is stranger than it appears and that perhaps the past is only history.



The festival is free because we believe that these plays should be accessible to everyone...and it's working! Every summer in Griffith Park, the festival attracts the youngest, largest, and most diverse theater audience in Los Angeles!

We don't charge for tickets, but the festival is not free to produce. The artists begin rehearsing weeks before the first person walks up the Old Zoo hill to enjoy a performance. We build the stage in the park, there are costumes, lighting, and most importantly people: all the many theater makers (on stage and off) who make it all possible.

Won't you join us? Your donation TODAY makes the Festival possible ALL SUMMER LONG!