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Shakespeare Family Fun Faire

Summer Shakespeare Family Fun Faire at the Shore

CTLB presents its first Renaissance Faire experience!  Partake of delicious food, play medieval themed games, create fairy wings or armor and top it all off with a 60 minute version of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

 

For the last several years CTLB has been producing shortened versions of Shakespeare’s works that are just perfect to introduce younger audiences to his timeless stories. This year in addition to the play, CTLB has created an entire mini family friendly fun Renaissance Faire at Bay Shore Community Congregational Church on the play's opening day to go along with the bards hilarious play, Much Ado About Nothing .  The event includes renaissance inspired food by chef Cloyce Martin from Man vs Child: Chef Showdown, games, and booths created specifically for this event. There will also be specialty acts that will perform throughout the day leading up to the play.

          

 

Much Ado About Nothing is the story of young lovers Claudio and Hero getting married in just a week. Looking to pass the time, they conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. Meanwhile, the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing." The Shakespeare Family Fun Faire begins at 11:00 am and continues to 2:00 pm when the curtain rises for Much Ado About Nothing and is over at 3:00 pm.

 

When:  Saturday August 4, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Bay Shore Community Church (5100  E The Toldedo, Long Beach  90803)

Admission Price: $30 Adults and $15 Children (12 & under) and includes

     - 1 meal ticket (drinks and desserts not included - limited number of meals available based on online presales)

     - 5 family fun tickets for games/activities/drinks/desserts (vendor wares not included)

     - 1 play ticket to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

(additional game/activity/drink/dessert tickets available - vendor wares sold separately by vendor)

 

Play only tickets also available for $15 - Scroll down to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing section

          

(Show dates & times at Bay Shore Community Church:  Sat 8/4 @ 2pm - Fri 8/10 @ 7pm - Sat 8/11 @ 2pm & 7pm)

 

Come Join in the Family Fun!!!

 

 

August 04, 2018
11:00 AM

Upcoming Shows

Summer Shakespeare

CTLB Presents...Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

 

 

For the last several years CTLB has been producing shortened versions of Shakespeare’s works that are just perfect to introduce younger audiences to his timeless stories. Philip Schwadren, Shakespeare instructor, long time Renaissance Faire performer and author does the cutting of the play specifically for these performances. “I thoroughly enjoy crafting the abbreviated versions of these classics,”  stated Philip, “I get to spend time with my favorite author and grapple with the essence of his work. I try not to just edit for time, I really look to the core of what is important about all the storylines and original message of the piece.”

 

This year it's Much Ado About Nothing!

 

Much Ado About Nothing is the story of young lovers Claudio and Hero getting married in just a week. Looking to pass the time, they conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. Meanwhile, the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing."

 

 

 

When:  Sat Aug 4 at  2:00 pm , Fri Aug 10 at 7:00 pm, and Sat Aug 11 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

 

Where: Bay Shore Community Church (5100  E The Toldedo, Long Beach  90803)

 

Admission Price: All seats - $15 

 

 

 

Get Your Tickets Today!!!

 

 

August 04, 2018
2:00 PM

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—Chris Carpenter, Theatre Critic Grunion Gazettes