Ophelia's Jump presents Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival : Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing
This event is sponsored by Ophelia's Jump Productions and Pomona College.
OPHELIA'S JUMP PRESENTS
HAMLET & MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING IN REPERTORY AT THE SONTAG GREEK THEATRE ANNUAL MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CLAREMONT
CO-SPONSORED BY POMONA COLLEGE
Ophelia's Jump Productions presents the Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with HAMLET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The productions will run July 13-23, 2017 at Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College. 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, 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.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Get ready for the verbal sparring match of the ages! 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 till the sun comes up are all ingredients for a great time in this rollicking production!
Now a Claremont tradition, Ophelia's Jump Midsummer Shakespeare Festival artfully presents tragedy and comedy under the stars in a beautiful outdoor setting. 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. Local restaurants and businesses will be offering special in-restaurant dining menus and selected take-out options to enjoy prior to all performances.