Shakespeare Event!

2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To help commemorate this moment, Westmont joins Santa Barbara’s Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe London, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Santa Barbara Arts Commission in a celebration of the truly astonishing achievement of Shakespeare in a festival entitled Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara, playing November 17-20, at various Westmont and Santa Barbara venues.

Pop Up Shakespeare: A multi-media Shakespearean happening in spaces expected and un

Lit Moon Theatre Company, Bitola National, Shakespeare’s Globe London
November 17, 5-8 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art
No Admission Charge
New short plays and performance pieces inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets, performed by the “Santa Bitola Theatre Company” of American and Macedonian stage artists, and selected films from “The Complete Walk,” Shakespeare’s Globe London. US premiere!

As You Like It
Westmont College Festival Theatre
Directed by John Blondell
November 18, 7:30 PM., Porter Theatre
$12 General Admission, $7 Students, Seniors, and Children
A one-night only revival of Shakespeare’s lyrical romantic comedy played by Westmont’s regionally and nationally recognized theatre program.

Julius Caesar
Lit Moon Theatre Company
Directed by John Blondell
November 19, 7:30 PM, Porter Theatre
$20 General Admission, $15 Students, Seniors, and Children
Shakespeare’s gripping and timely political tragedy played by the internationally acclaimed Lit Moon. US premiere!

Antony and Cleopatra
Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre
Directed by John Blondell
November 20, 5 PM, Santa Barbara Sunken Gardens
No Admission Charge
In Macedonian with scene-by-scene synopsis.
Shakespeare’s magnificent romantic tragedy completes the story Julius Caesar begins, played by one of the most significant theatres in the Balkans. US Premiere!

“The Complete Walk,” Shakespeare’s Globe London
November 19, 10 a.m. to 5 PM
Westmont College, Multiple Spaces and Locales
No Admission Charge
As part of the Globe’s 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Globe created 37 10-minute films that provide cinematic impressions of Shakespeare’s entire oeuvre. Featuring some of England’s finest actors, and originally shown in April along a 2 ½ mile stretch between Tower and Westminster bridges, the films use archival material, and fresh footage filmed on location where the plays are set, to create a truly new and inspiring way to watch and experience Shakespeare’s plays. Through a tremendous gift from Westmont College, we will show all the films at Westmont, as artists move to various screening locations throughout Westmont’s bucolic campus.