Ophelia’s Jump Productions and Pomona College present their annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with The Taming of the Shrew and The Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre from July 11-21, 2019 at the Sontag Greek Theatre. New to the festival, OJP Summer Shakespeare Camp participants will also perform Macbeth, Mostly, Shakespeare re-interpreted and adapted by kids on two nights.
About The Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a fun, bawdy, hilarious, and slightly musical odyssey for the adventurous kid in every adult! Presented in the style of an energetic musical comedy, this epic tale features shipwrecks, jousts, a king whose throne is accented with the skulls of his victims, a group of drunken singing knights, Roman Goddesses, and a prince in rusty armor fighting for true love. Pericles and his daughter Marina encounter these things and more on their quest to find their way back to being a family. Written by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins (an aspiring writer and brothel owner), this play takes strange and riveting twists and turns through both the grotesque and the pure, weaving a silly yet somehow still poignant story about the meaning of hope, love, and family.
The production will take place under the stars at the beautiful Sontag Greek Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater originally built in 1910 and renovated in 1997. The productions will be performed in repertory, alternating each night.
Now a Claremont tradition, the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival artfully presents tragedy and comedy under the stars in a beautiful outdoor setting. Each performance opens nightly with a 40-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. Beer, wine, soft drinks, water and snacks will be available for purchase.
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.
About Ophelia's Jump
Ophelia’s Jump Productions is a non-profit performing arts theatre producing plays, staged readings and the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, and hosting youth and adult improv and acting classes. Ophelia's Jump was founded by artists and educators who believe that the purpose of theatre is to create unending conversations, spark imagination, incite conscience and elicit a visceral response. In addition to producing internationally-recognized, award-winning shows, Ophelia's Jump is committed to investing in their community's creative and intellectual life by working with local emerging artists.
Green Show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
The Taming of the Shrew plays July 11, 13, 19 & 21
The Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre plays July 12, 14, 18 & 20
Macbeth, Mostly plays July 16 & 17
- Pomona College
- Sontag Greek Theatre
- 300 E. Bonita Avenue
- General Admission $25
- Festival Pass (2 main shows) $48
- Festival Family Pass (3 shows) $60
- Tickets are available at www.opheliasjump.org or by calling 909-734-6565. For group ticket inquiries, please call.