Outdoor performance of Shakespeare with lit building in the bakcground

Summer 2020 Virtual Performances

This summer, LMU Theatre Arts Department will be putting on the 3rd Annual Shakespeare on the Bluff Festival - live in your home via YouTube Live! This year's company features LMU Theatre Arts students and alumni, from the Class of 2004 to the Class of 2023 - that's 20 years of lions on stage together and we couldn't be more excited!

All performances are free and open to the community, family-friendly, and will be 90 minutes long.

The Two Noble Kinsmen

July 17, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. (PDT)

Did you miss the live performance? View the LIVESTREAM anytime!

Shakespeare's last play, written with John Fletcher, who replaced him as the resident playwright of the King's Men, is based on a story from Chaucer. Theseus, the king of Athens, at the request of three queens whose husbands have been killed and remain unburied at the order of the wicked King Creon of Thebes, invades that city and conquers it. Cousins Palamon and Arcite, the two noblest warriors in Thebes, are taken prisoner. Both fall in love with Theseus's sister-in-law Emelia and escape prison to pursue her, while their jailer's daughter has fallen madly in love with Palamon - literally. She goes crazy when he does not return her love. Shakespeare's final play concerns friendship and the pain of unrequited love, resolving these doomed relationships in an unexpected yet oddly satisfying way.

All's Well That Ends Well

June 19, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. (PDT)

Did you miss the live performance? View the LIVESTREAM anytime!

In Shakespeare's play of poor choices and toxic masculinity, Helen has loved Bertram from afar for years. When she cures the King of France of his illness, he promises the hand of any man in the kingdom for her husband and she chooses Bertram, who promptly flees to Italy to fight in the wars, promising never to see her until she can show him a child of theirs. She promptly sets in motion a series of events to help her do just that. Humor, heartbreak, and scheming abound, but as the title suggests, all is truly well if it ends well.

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