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Shakespeare By The Sea: Henry IV - Falstaff & the Boy Who Would Be King

Rancho Palos Verdes Russell Nomura and Yoshiko Oest June 26, 2024

Event Date and Time:

  • Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM


  • Rancho Palos Verdes - Hesse Park
  • 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Event Details:

  • Performance: Henry IV: Falstaff & the Boy Who Would Be King
  • Description: Shakespeare by the Sea presents an outdoor production of "Henry IV," a new adaptation combining both parts of Henry IV, directed and adapted by Stephanie Coltrin.
  • Setup: Audience members are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, jackets, blankets, and low-back beach chairs for a comfortable evening under the stars.

About the Play:

  • Plot: Before St. Crispin’s day and the reign of Henry V, young Prince Hal, the reluctant heir to the throne, spends more time with Falstaff than navigating court intrigues. With England at stake, Hal embraces his destiny, becoming the king who will lead his country to victory at Agincourt.

Venue Information:

  • Hesse Park: A large grassy field where audience members can place their beach chairs. Blankets are essential as the marine layer floats in by intermission, making layered clothing recommended.

About Shakespeare By The Sea (SBTS):

  • Background: SBTS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 by Lisa Coffi. Initially partnering with local city organizations to offer free performances, the first season saw over 3,000 attendees.
  • Growth: SBTS now runs a repertory season for 7 weeks across venues in LA and Orange Counties.
  • Mission: The Free Summer Festival is designed to be inclusive, serving all ages, races, economic backgrounds, and locations. SBTS is the only annual admission-free theatrical event that serves the entire South Bay, LA, and parts of Orange Counties and is the only Shakespeare company on the West Coast that travels to so many communities with its programming.

Join the Community:

  • Experience a night of classic Shakespearean drama under the stars. This community event is one of the many reasons we love South Bay Local – bringing people together for culture, entertainment, and unforgettable memories.

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