Date(s) - July 6, 2018 - August 11, 2018
New Swan Shakespeare
Between two original 1960s UCI structures, weirdly iconic buildings designed by architect William Pereira, is constructed each summer a startlingly colorful bespoke miniature Elizabethan theater. The 130-seat replica hosts the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, its unique venue and programming dreamed up by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts with accomplished drama alums among cast members offering performances so immediate, vivid and close-up they make audience members feel like collaborators. It’s the best local performance of the justifiably popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play where “reason and love keep little company together” even as this little theater company dreams big.