Shakespeare by the Sea

Now in its 16th season, this San Pedro-based theatrical company (which is the summer leg of the year-long Little Fish Theatre) introduces two plays into its repertoire for the very first time: the uproarious comedy All’s Well that Ends Well, directed by long-time SBTS actor Patrick Vest and the gritty, battlefield drama King John, directed by Stephanie Coltrin. This week, AWTEW takes over Bonita Canyon with its historically controversial, ribald tale featuring a heroine whom George Bernard Shaw revered as “the New Woman” and Victorian audiences admonished as “a scheming tart.” That, in addition to containing what Shaw called "the most beautiful old woman's part ever written" in the Countess of Rousillon, is a sure sign that this is no run-of-the-mill Shakespearean play and one you’d surely blot your eyes out rather than miss.
Sun., July 21, 7 p.m., 2013


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