The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Continues to become more Diverse, Inclusive and Global

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Monday, 01 July 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Continues to become more Diverse, Inclusive and Global
Hollywood July 1, 2019 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known as the organization behind the Oscars is continuing its push during the past few years toward a more diverse, inclusive and global membership. This is a promising trend toward a more inclusive membership, ever since the 2016 Oscars presentation which sparked outrage, when young Asian American children were brought onto the world stage during its awards program to use as part of a stereotypical racial...

Don't Miss the 14th Season of Shakespeare by the Sea - Free Admission!

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 09 June 2011.

Don't miss the 14th season of Shakespeare by the Sea with 40 free performances at 21 parks in 19 LA and Orange county cities in Southern California. Once again, admission is free to this season's performances. The season opens June 9, 2011 with the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, and one week later on June 16, with the opening of the ultimate family drama The Tragedy of King Lear. Performances continue through August 12. 

All performances are in the evening starting at either 7:00pm or 8:00pm. Audiences are encouraged to gather with friends and family early to dine picnic-style under the stars to make the most of this classic entertainment experience. Learn more at or by calling 310-217-7596. 

This season’s performances under the stewardship of founding member and Producing Artistic Director Lisa Coffi, are sponsored by Orange County Community Foundation, Union Pacific Railroad, Newport Beach Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Cities on this year’s tour include: Altadena, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Playa Vista, Rossmoor, Rowland Heights, San Pedro, South Pasadena, Torrance, Whittier, and two different parks in Rancho Palos Verdes. See production schedules, full location information, and times at

Point FerminSan Pedro: Point Fermin Park 
807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm

Much Ado About Nothing : June 9, 10, 11, 23, 25, Jul 1, Aug 13 
King Lear : June 16, 17, 18, 24, 30, Jul 2, Aug 12 

Very Chilly - right on the ocean. Bench seating available, or set up chairs or blankets on the side. 

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Terranea ResortRancho Palos Verdes: Terranea Resort
sponsored by Malaga Bank 
100 Terranea Way
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Wednesday, July 6 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

No outside food permitted - food and beverage available for purchase onsite. $5 parking.
As always, the performance is FREE.

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Beverly HillsBeverly Hills: Roxbury Park
471 South Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
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Thursday, July 7 - 7pm - King Lear

Flat grassy area just outside recreation center. Blankets and chairs recommended.

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La CrescentaLa Crescenta: Two-Strike Park
sponsored by Crescenta Valley Arts Council 
5107 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214
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Friday, July 8 - 7pm - King Lear

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Bonita Canyon Sports Park, Newport BeachNewport Beach: Bonita Canyon Sports Park 
Bonita Canyon & Mesa View 
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Saturday, July 9 - 7pm – King Lear 
Sunday, July 10 - 7pm – Much Ado About Nothing

Flat grassy area. Blankets and low chairs are best. Check local weather. Sometimes hot in beginning, but chilly by end.

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Whittier Adventure ParkWhittier: Adventure Park
10130 Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605
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Wednesday, July 13 - 7pm - King Lear

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South PasadenaSouth Pasadena: Garfield Park 
1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Thursday, July 14 - 7pm – Much Ado About Nothing

Flat grassy area.  Blankets and low chairs are best.  Check local weather.  Sometimes hot in beginning, but chilly by end. 

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Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach
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Friday, July 15 - 7pm – King Lear 
Saturday, July 16 - 7pm – Much Ado About Nothing

Chairs are fine - low Beach chairs are nicest for those behind you. Also chilly and tends to get a little damp. Greek Amphitheater type venue in center of park - not visible from the street. You have to park a little ways away and walk in.

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Rancho Palos Verdes: Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park
sponsored by Malaga Bank 
Rancho Palos Verdes29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 
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Sunday, July 17 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Huge grassy field with bowl-like corner where audience can place seats - low chairs best for areas with rise. Blankets a must. Starts out warm/hot, but marine layer floats in by intermission - layers of warm clothing a must. 

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Valley Park, Hermosa BeachHermosa Beach: Valley Park
Sponsored by City of Hermosa Beach, Friends of the Parks, Kiwanis, Hermosa Beach Women's Club
Valley & Gould, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Wednesday, July 20 - 7pm - King Lear 
Thursday, July 21 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Very steep hill - low beach chairs, and blankets are best. Gets a little damp and chilly. You have to park in the surrounding neighborhood and walk in. 

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Wilson Park, TorranceTorrance: Wilson Park Gazebo
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501 
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Friday, July 22 - 8pm – King Lear 
Saturday, July 23 - 8pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Open grassy area by the gazebo - come early to get close. Greek Amphitheatre. Sloped lawn gets steeper the further you get from the playing space. Low beach chairs or blankets work best. Warm layered clothing recommended.

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Altadena: Farnsworth Park
568 E Mount Curve Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 
Google Maps

Sunday, July 24 - 7pm - King Lear
Sunday, August 7- 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

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Rowland Heights: Schabarum Regional Park
17250 E. Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Google Maps

Wednesday, July 27 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, August 3 - 7pm - King Lear

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Playa Vista: Playa Vista Campus, Central Park 
12000 Waterfront Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Thursday, July 28 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

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Monte Verde Park, LakewoodLakewood: Monte Verde Park 
4626 Shadeway Rd, Lakewood CA 90714 
Google Maps

Friday, July 29 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Grassy amphitheater. Tends to be hot at the beginning of the show, then chilly by the end - layered clothing recommended.   

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Rush Park, RossmoorRossmoor: Rush Park 
sponsored by Orange County Community Foundation 
3021 Blume Dr, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 
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Saturday, July 30 - 7pm - King Lear
Sunday, July 31 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Huge flat grassy area just outside the recreation building. Blankets and beach chairs work great. Layers also recommended. 

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Glenoaks Park, GlendaleGlendale: Glenoaks Park
2531 E Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91206 
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Thursday, August 4 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing 

Charming pocket park with flat grassy area nestled in between trees. Parking available on the street in the residential neighborhood. Blankets and low beach chairs are perfect.

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El Segundo: Recreation Park
339 Sheldon St, El Segundo CA 90245
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Friday, August 5 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

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Laguna NiguelLaguna Niguel: Crown Valley Community Park 
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Saturday, August 6 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Steep amphitheatre bowl - all grass. Blankets and low chairs best. Gets a little chilly by the end of the show. Come early - it gets packed. Parking available in adjacent lot.


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Rowland Heights: Pathfinder Community Regional Park
18150 East Pathfinder Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
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Wednesday, August 10 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

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Long Beach Museum of ArtLong Beach: Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90812 
Google Maps

Thursday, August 11 - 7pm - Much Ado About Nothing

Flat grassy area between museum and café. Blankets and low-beach chairs are perfect. Warm layered clothing recommended.

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