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2024 NEW SWAN FESTIVAL SEASON

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

by William Shakespeare

directed by Eli Simon

The Segerstrom Foundation, Show Producer

 

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

directed by Beth Lopes

Mary Gilly & John Graham, Show Producers

 

The Bard’s comic masterpiece Twelfth Night blends romance, music, poetry, swordplay, mistaken identities and the intoxicating madness of love. Join us for a transcendent tale on the edge of the high seas.

All seven of the deadly sins are running rampant in Vienna. Can Isabella, a would-be nun, navigate this corruption without losing her soul in the process? Don’t miss your chance to see one of Shakespeare’s most challenging and rarely performed plays.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

by William Shakespeare
directed by Eli Simon
The Segerstrom Foundation, Show Producer

The Bard’s comic masterpiece Twelfth Night blends romance, music, poetry, swordplay, mistaken identities and the intoxicating madness of love. Join us for a transcendent tale on the edge of the high seas.

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare
directed by Beth Lopes

All seven of the deadly sins are running rampant in Vienna. Can Isabella, a would-be nun, navigate this corruption without losing her soul in the process? Don’t miss your chance to see one of Shakespeare’s most challenging and rarely performed plays.

Thank you to our 2024 season producers for their continued support:

The Segerstrom Foundation
Valerie Glass • Tyler Holcomb • Katie & James Loss • Margaret Schneider
Mary Gilly & John Graham • Susan & Gene Spiritus • Pamela & Carl Lagoni

NEW SWAN SHAKESPEARE EVENTS

The New Swan Shakespeare Center produces a wide array of works year round, closely collaborating with various partners within our community. We invite you to engage with some of our current projects & the many works produced in past years.

Don Quixote de La Mancha

by Guillén de Castro
translated by Diversifying the Classics
A dramatized reading of the classic epic tale by Miguel de Cervantes, our comedy celebrates bridge-building between cultures and the rich history of the Spanish golden age of theater.

UC Shakespeare Trial

directed by Eli Simon & Julia Lupton
Our yearly trial features New Swan actors as your favorite characters from the Shakespeare canon battling in court. Find out if the weird sisters were found guilty of their crimes.

Wherein I See Myself

An original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. Plus a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

WATCH HERE
WATCH HERE
WATCH HERE

Don Quixote de La Mancha

by Guillén de Castro
translated by Diversifying the Classics
A dramatized reading of the classic epic tale by Miguel de Cervantes, our comedy celebrates bridge-building between cultures and the rich history of the Spanish golden age of theater.

WATCH HERE

UC Shakespeare Trial

directed by Eli Simon & Julia Lupton
Our yearly trial features New Swan actors as your favorite characters from the Shakespeare canon battling in court. Find out if the weird sisters were found guilty of their crimes.

WATCH HERE

Wherein I See Myself

An original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. Plus a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

WATCH HERE

WATCH NOW: HISTORY OF NEW SWAN

“Admit me Chorus to this history;
Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our plays.”

– Chorus, Henry V

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • High School Visits & Workshops
  • Artist Shadowing Program
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
CONTACT US
WATCH THE VIDEO
READ MORE
JOIN TODAY

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • High School Visits & Workshops
  • Artist Shadowing Program
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
CONTACT US

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.
WATCH THE VIDEO

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

READ MORE

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
JOIN TODAY

in collaboration with

New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the Drama Department at the University of California at Irvine, the Office of Research, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the School of Humanities.

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