Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Interesting news

from Independent Shakespeare Company--


(Scene from 2009 production of The Tempest, photographer Peter Alton)

From the LATimes:

Starting this summer, the company will make its new home in Griffith Park near the site of the former zoo on the park's east side.

The move will enable the company to accommodate bigger crowds for its free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare's plays. David Melville, the company's managing director, said he hopes to fit in 700 people for each performance, versus Barnsdall's approved capacity of just 485.

ISC estimates it attracted 12,000 people to its productions in Barnsdall last summer. The company often had to turn away people in past seasons, which prompted its search for a new venue.
Check here for the full article.

Can't wait to see them in their new digs. Their season should be fun too; I haven't seen an Othello or a Much Ado in ages.

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