Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Shakespeare Society of San Diego at Seaport Village

I LOVE living in San Diego.  There is ALWAYS something to do!  Recently I found out that The San Diego Shakespeare Society does a free reading at the Upstart Crow Bookshop in Seaport Village, every first Tuesday of the month.  I have loved Shakespeare for a long time, I even took a course in college and still have my textbook.  This month I made myself finally check it out with some of my SD Nerd Girlfriends!  
The readings begin at 6:45 p.m.  The bookshop is quite small, so you might want to arrive early to procure a seat.  It is also helpful to bring your own copy of the play they will be reading.  Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.  I didn't read this time, as I was just getting my barring, but both of my wonderful nerd girl friends did!  They were rock stars!

We read through the first half of Henry VI Part 2 and will finish it at the next reading on June 3rd.  I downloaded it for FREE on my Kindle.
For parking I recommend the Seaport Village lot.  If you get your parking validated, it is only $2.50 for the first two hours.  The bookshop also has a cafe, and they are kind enough to validate if you purchase a drink or treat.

So if you are looking for something FREE and FUN in San Diego, I highly recommend this.  Rupert Essinger from England hosts the event was very knowledgeable in Shakespeare and it was nice to have him explain the play more in depth for an amateur like myself.

Future Events:
*June 3rd:  Henry VI, Part 2 (continued)
*July 1st:  Much Ado About Nothing
*August 5th:  The Taming Of The Shrew
*September 2nd:  Acting workshop night
*October 7th:  Macbeth
*November 4th:  Richard III
*December 2nd:  Shakespeare’s best comic scenes


Lilly Fluger said...

The man who hosts is Rupert Essinger from England who is great with Shakespeare and can sing every song in Les Miserables!


Lily thank you for sharing and I would LUV to see some Les Miz at the next meeting!! xo

Nerd Burger said...

Sounds like so much fun and a lovely place to fall in love with Shakespeare all over again.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great place! So wanna go! :)

Mariko said...

This sounds great. I wish more places did readings like this.


Cazz it is such a cute lil place & I totally did! xo


You can head over during SDCC :) No reading but at least see how adorbs the shop is! xo


Have you tried googling it in your area!? xo

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. I'm jealous. I need to find out if there are things like this in my area.

The Nerdy Fox

Joie Fatale said...

Next Time! ESPECIALLY for Much Ado...!

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