Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

Danielle Eubank |

“One Artist Five Oceans”

Friday, May 24 – Thursday, Aug. 1 Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Danielle Eubank is an expedition artist. She travels the world capturing images of water. Any notion that all water looks the same is dispelled when viewing her work – which can be abstract, realistic and cleverly inferred. Eubank has an uncanny ability to capture the personality, essence and dynamism of water in ripples and reflections. Her 20-year quest to paint all the oceans on earth will be realized February of 2019 with an expedition to Antarctica. “One Artist Five Oceans” will feature some of her recent work.

Eubank served as expedition artist aboard the Borobudur, a replica ancient Indonesian vessel that rounded the Cape of Good Hope sailing to Ghana in a 10,000-mile journey. She also sailed on a replica of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician ship that traveled from Syria and circumnavigated Africa, to name just a couple of adventures. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Admission is free. Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit CalLutheran.edu/kwanfong.

23rd Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Kingsmen Park

“The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 28-30, July 5-7 and 12-14, 8 p.m. |

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” centers on the exploits of Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comic characters. In a plot to create a comfortable retirement for himself, Falstaff attempts to seduce the wives of two wealthy men. The wives, two of the most dynamic women in all of Shakespeare’s comedies, hilariously foil the corpulent knight’s attempts, leading to outrageous and farcical consequences. Directed by Kevin P. Kern.

“King Richard II”

July 19-21 and 26-28, Aug. 2-4, 8 p.m.

Often called a philosopher king, Richard II was certain of his divine right to rule. His faulty leadership, however, gives opening to a challenge to his monarchy and leads to 100 years of dynastic civil war. The play is filled with some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and thought-provoking poetry as well the poignant fall from power of one of his most memorable characters. Directed by Michael J. Arndt.

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

General admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and over and active military, $15 for students 18 and over with ID, and free for children. Reserved lawn boxes are $90 to $110. A lawn box accommodates four to six, and only one ticket is required per box. Online ticketing is available for both lawn boxes and general admission.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. Parking is available in the lot off Mountclef Boulevard just south of Olsen Road. For information, visit kingsmenshakespeare.org or call 805-493-3452.

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company Summer Theatre Camp

June 17 through Aug. 3

California Lutheran University Theatre Arts Building

Students aged 8 to 16 can enroll in sessions on “Beginning Shakespeare,” “Advanced Shakespeare,” “Musical Theatre” and “Improv.” Two-week half- and full-day sessions are offered. For more information, visit KingsmenShakespeare.org, call 805-493-3452 or email info@kingsmenshakespeare.org.