KING LEAR Staged Reading for One Night Only

Returning to its roots of staged readings, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear” on September 22, 2019, directed by Thomas Haine.

In Shakespeare’s study of family dynamics, the aging King attempts to divide his kingdom based on how much his daughters profess their love. Things do not go as planned: factions and plotting become evident within families, with siblings, parents, and confidants warring and many searching for hope.

“It’s the greatest of all Shakespeare’s plays. A story of pride, estrangement, reconciliation, self-discovery, forgiveness and redemption. It is a testament to the power and endurance of love-a message that speaks comfort to a world filled with anxiety and fear,” says director Thomas Haine.

The one-night-only reading is a fundraiser for the Society and will be held at 7:00 pm at the Westminster Theatre in Point Loma. See one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces come to life in the hands of some of San Diego’s finest actors and “bardophiles”!

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Free Movie Series: “The Dresser” with Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen [La Jolla]

The Dresser

A Free Movie Screening, part of our new series! (We heard your feedback in the recent survey!)

  • Saturday, August 24th at 2:00 pm
  • La Jolla Riford Library
    7555 Draper Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037 (click for map)

In anticipation of our King Lear staged reading (Save the Date! Sunday, Sept 22nd in Point Loma), we hope you’ll join the hype train for a free screening of the King Lear love letter “The Dresser”, starring two of the finest Shakespearean actors of our generation: Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen! Or if you happen to know them more from the superhero movies: Thor’s Dad and Magneto! 😉

You’d be The Fool to miss it!

» Grab your FREE ticket now! (space is limited)

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Our “Getting to Know You” Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who answered our recent survey! Now onto the findings…

We had about 70 individuals complete the questionnaire, including at least 20 Society members.

A couple quick takeaways from the data:

  • We’re very happy to see that overall, enjoyment of the Society is quite high. We do know we can always improve!
  • We definitely want to continue diversifying the Society as much as possible, in terms of all the participants and attendees!

We also heard from a number of members that they are interested in a new space for the Balboa Park readings (currently held at the Veterans Museum).

We look for venues with:

  1. adequate space for attendees
  2. open hours into the evening (at least 9 pm)
  3. accessible/ample parking
  4. affordable rental costs

If you know of one, please share your ideas (in a comment below or with Darryl)!

And thank you to Tim, our social media coordinator, for creating all the charts and graphs!

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