Kingsmen Shakespeare Company to Perform at Cal Lutheran's Kingsmen Park in Thousand Oaks June 29 to August 5, 2018

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The 22nd season of one of the region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events features the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen” and “Othello.”

“The Two Noble Kinsmen” 

Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. | June 29–July 1, July 6-8 and 13-15 

Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. 

A Shakespeare play you’ve never seen? For the first time in its history, Kingsmen Shakespeare Company presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” which scholars believe is the final work of the Bard’s world-altering career. In what is thought to be a collaboration with his protégé, John Fletcher, Shakespeare reworks an already famous tale by the great Geoffrey Chaucer. In it, the cousins and lifelong friends Arcite and Palamon find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter love triangle. Come treat yourself to this tragicomic story of betrayal, war, madness and all-consuming passion. 

“Othello”

Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. | July 20-22 and 27-29, Aug. 3-5 

Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. 

Racial animus, jealousy and revenge drive Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Othello.” This masterwork of early modern drama features the playwright’s most famous and arguably best-crafted villain, Iago. In a tale that feels all too contemporary, the villain’s weapons of choice are his victim’s own prejudice and paranoia. Iago wields them with a merciless intelligence, smiling as he effects the ruin of the noble Othello and his naïve young bride, Desdemona, and dragging down the entire state in the process. Join us under the stars for this truly timeless masterpiece. 

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is the professional theater company of Cal Lutheran. The nonprofit organization runs apprentice programs for professional and aspiring Shakespearean actors, an educational tour program in local schools and summer theater camps for youth. 

General admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and over, $15 for students with ID and, as always, free for everyone under 18. Reserved lawn boxes have room for six and are available online for $90 to $110. For information, visit KingsmenShakespeare.org or call 805-493-3452.