Photo courtesy of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s free Arts for Life series Shakespeare Aloud will resume inside a new home when it returns for the 2015-16 season on September 26. The University Art Museum (UAM) will host the series inside its newly renovated Permanent Collection Gallery, a truly grand location that showcases both performances and visual art outstandingly well.
In Shakespeare Aloud, the Carpenter Center presents a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the canon is complete. Attendees can either read from the plays or listen. The complete list of plays and dates can be found on the center’s website here.
This change of venue comes after two years spent at CSULB Theatre Arts.
“We’ve had two great years with Theatre Arts,” said Education Coordinator Amanda Meek in a statement. “Now that the UAM’s Permanent Collection Gallery has a new space, though, it seemed like the perfect place moving forward. The new gallery will be a perfect stage for Shakespeare, and being able to share our space and our collection with a new audience is an honor.”
Attendees can also enjoy the museum’s exhibitions following each reading, all of which are free.
“We are really excited to be hosting [Shakespeare Aloud] in partnership with the Carpenter Center,” UAM Interim Director Brian Trimble said in a statement. “The new gallery will be a perfect stage for Shakespeare, and being able to share our space and our collection with a new audience is an honor.”
In September, Shakespeare Aloud will enter its third season with its 21st event. As You Like It will be read, one of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed comedies.
Doors open at 10:45AM and the reading begins at 11:00AM.
Reservations are encouraged for this free event. Please visit the website here or call the Carpenter Center Ticket Office at 562.985.7000 to RSVP. This series is made possible in part by Season Media Partner KPCC 89.3-FM.