Get outside and into the open summer air for Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” presented by Independent Shakespeare Company LA. Located at the old zoo in Griffith Park, this is a great event for friends and family to enjoy featuring a fantastic play under the stars.
ISC was founded in 1998 by a group of actors who shared a passion for classical works. They were intent on rendering vivid productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Their focus was stripping back the conventions of contemporary theater and placing their attention onto the spoken word. Shakespeare produced his plays without lighting, without recorded sound, and without elaborate scenery and costumes, as do they.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies tells the story of a kingdom in disorder. Its rightful leader is banished, a young man is denied his due by his malevolent elder brother, and a woman is exiled from the place that has always been her home. All of their paths lead away from the “painted pomp” of the court into the heart of the forest of Arden. It’s a place where natural laws outweigh the laws of man and the force of love reigns supreme. As bitter winter passes into the bloom of spring, the residents of Arden discover that transformation is always possible, and sometimes the disguises we wear are the best way to discover who we are.
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WHAT: Shakespeare In The Park
WHEN: Sunday, August 18, 2013 | 6:00 pm meeting | 7:00 pm show
WHERE: Griffith Park | 4730 Crystal Springs Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90027
- The event is free, but donations will be accepted
- No seating, so bring a blanket or low back chair
- No alcohol due to park ordinance, food available for sale, or bring dinner
- Griffith Park gets cold in the evening, even if it’s a hot day, so dress accordingly
- Wear walking shoes, there is a bit of a walk from the parking lots to the old zoo
CONTACT INFO: (818) 710-6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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