Ophelia’s Jump Productions and Pomona College present the Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. The productions will run July 13-23, 2017 at the Sontag Greek Theatre. The festival includes exhibits, arts and crafts by community businesses and organizations.
This year’s Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival celebrates what many regard as Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing. Blending elements of drama and comedy, this tale teaches that “love will have its way no matter how much we try to fight it.” In Hamlet, the epic tale of revenge gone awry will be set in the influential period following the First World War. The productions will be performed in repertory, alternating each night.
Get ready for the verbal sparring match of the ages in Much Ado About Nothing! Benedick and Beatrice have sworn off love... and each other. But when their friends and family attempt to con them into a romance, will these acid-tongued cynics take the bait? Mistaken identities, love, hilarity, honor, shame, and partying 'til the sun comes up are all ingredients for a great time in this rollicking production!
Each performance opens nightly with a 30-minute Green Show - an entertaining prelude to the evening’s main performance. We invite you to bring your own picnic and don’t forget a small blanket or cushion for added comfort. On Saturdays, arrive early and enjoy local musicians, artists, and crafts before settling in for an evening of timeless Shakespearean classics. Enjoy festival booths, crafts, and vendors starting at 5:30 p.m. Local restaurants and businesses will be offering special in-restaurant dining menus and selected take-out options to enjoy prior to all performances.
- Pomona College
- Sontag Greek Theatre
- 300 E. Bonita Avenue
$25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors
Purchase tickets for both productions and receive a $10 discount.
Tickets are available at www.opheliasjump.org or by calling 909-734-6565.