Shakespeare by the Sea is an amazing Southern California based, non-profit organization, that performs the works of Shakespeare for local communities in and around San Pedro, Los Angeles & Orange County. FREE performances can be seen now – August in Altadena, Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Glendale, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rossmoor, San Pedro, South Pasadena, Torrance & Whittier. (Yes! I said FREE. These theatre performances are totally & completely FREE! Who doesn’t love finding free things to do in Orange County?!) So, pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket & don’t forget the beach chairs, then check out the following list of dates, locations & play titles.

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June 9th, 10th & 11th
San Pedro: Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thurdsay, June 9th, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, June 10th, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday, June 11th, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing

June 16th, 17th & 18th
San Pedro: Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thursday, June 16th, 8pm: King Lear
Friday, June 17th, 8pm: King Lear
Saturday, June 18th, 8pm: King Lear

June 23rd, 24th & 25th
San Pedro: Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thursday, June 23rd, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, June 24th, 8pm: King Lear
Saturday, June 25th, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing

June 30th, July 1st & 2nd
San Pedro: Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thurdsday, June 30th, 8pm: King Lear
Friday, July 1st, 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday, July 2nd, 8pm: King Lear

July 6th
Rancho Palos Verdes: Terranea Resort ($5 parking charge)
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Wednesday, July 6th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 7th
Beverly Hills: Roxbury Park
471 South Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Thursday, July 7th, 7pm: King Lear

July 8th
La Crescenta: Two-Strike Park
5107 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214
Friday, July 8th, 7pm: King Lear

July 9th & 10th
Newport Beach: Bonita Canyon Sports Park
Bonita Canyon & Mesa View
Saturday, July 9th, 7pm: King Lear
Sunday, July 10th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 13th
Whittier: Adventure Park
10130 Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605
Wednesday, July 13th,  7pm: King Lear

July 14th
South Pasadena: Garfield Park
1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Thursday, July 14th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 15th & 16th
Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Friday, July 15th, 7pm: King Lear
Saturday, July 16th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 17th
Rancho Palos Verdes: Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Sunday, July 17th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 20th & 21st
Hermosa Beach: Valley Park
Valley & Gould, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Wednesday, July 20th, 7pm: King Lear
Thursday, July 21st, 7pm:
Much Ado About Nothing

July 22nd & 23rd
Torrance: Wilson Park Gazebo
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
Friday, July 22nd, 8pm: King Lear
Saturday, July 23rd, 8pm:
Much Ado About Nothing

July 24th & August 7th
Altadena: Farnsworth Park
568 E Mount Curve Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Sunday, July 24th, 7pm : King Lear
Sunday, August 7th, 7pm:
Much Ado About Nothing

July 27th & August 3rd
Rowland Heights: Schabarum Regional Park
17250 E. Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Wednesday, July 27th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, August 3rd, 7pm: King Lear

July 28th
Playa Vista: Playa Vista Campus, Central Park
12000 Waterfront Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Thursday, July 28th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 29th
Lakewood: Monte Verde Park
4626 Shadeway Rd, Lakewood CA 90714
Friday, July 29th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

July 30th & 31st
Rossmoor: Rush Park
3021 Blume Dr, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Saturday, July 30th, 7pm: King Lear
Sunday, July 31st, 7pm:
Much Ado About Nothing

August 4th
Glendale: Glenoaks Park
2531 E Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91206
Thursday, August 4th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

August 5th
El Segundo: Recreation Park
339 Sheldon St, El Segundo CA 90245
Friday, August 5th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

August 6th
Laguna Niguel: Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

August 10th
Rowland Heights: Pathfinder Community Regional Park
18150 East Pathfinder Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Wednesday, August 10th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

August 11th
Long Beach: Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90812
Thursday, August 11th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

xoxo, K
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