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Santiago Canyon College to Host Shakespeare in the Park for Third Year on April 20

4/10/2017

​(Orange, CA) - Shakespeare in the Park returns to Santiago Canyon College (SCC) for its third year on Thursday, April 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be held on the grassy knoll next to the Lorenzo Ramirez Library located on SCC’s campus at 8045 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange.

The SCC English department will host the night with the Santiago Canyon College Foundation and the SCC Associated Student Government (ASG). The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free in student lots. Please bring beach chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to enjoy the event. Light refreshments will be served.

The evening’s schedule features:

  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m Open Mic Poetry Reading
  • 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.Student Scene & Monologue Performances
  • 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Intro to film
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Film viewing, The Tempest

The festivities will begin with an open mic, where anyone who wants to participate can sign up at the event. A montage of scenes from Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing will be performed by The Taming Acting Company (Mira Becaj, Raymond DeAngelo, Andrea Godsey, Sierra Jones and Eric Torres) and the Much Ado Acting Company (Brenda Buitron, Raymond DeAngelo, Gabby De La Rosa and Andrew Thompson). Both acting companies are comprised of students from SCC instructor Corinna Evett’s English 233A class.

Capping the evening will be a showing of the motion picture The Tempest (2010) directed by Julie Taymor. The film stars Helen Miren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou.

Thought to have been written in late 1610 or early 1611, The Tempest had its first recorded performance on "Hallowmas nyght," November 1, 1611, at the court of King James I. Then in 1613, the play was again performed at the court during the marriage celebrations of James I’s daughter Princess Elizabeth, who became the future “Winter Queen” of Bohemia. Performances of the play would have been made at the Blackfriars Hall and the Globe theatres, where the King’s Men frequented.

William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare lived until his 52nd birthday on April 23, 1616. For 23 of the 52 years Shakespeare was alive he is thought to have written 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Shakespeare is a celebrated playwright whose works have been performed countless times, adapted to film on several occasions, and read in classrooms throughout the world.

For more information about SCC’s Shakespeare in the Park contact SCC English professor Corinna Evett at 714-628-4829 or Evett_Corinna@sccollege.edu.

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sccollege.edu to learn more.

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