May 31st - June 7th
This world premiere movement-theatre work interpreting the 2006 Amish schoolhouse shooting during which five young girls were killed, followed by the shooter's suicide. This piece deals with the epidemic of school shootings in America, the divisive topics of gun control and mental illness, and... more
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July 10th - August 30th
Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare's beloved tragic tale of star-crossed teenage lovers. What went wrong and who holds ultimately responsibility for this wild rush of death? Twelfth Night - The Bard's sweeping romantic comedy that intermingles the pang of longing, the emotion of loves lost... more
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April 26th - May 4th
“The good ended happily, the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” So wrote Oscar Wilde. Just like a fairy tale, with fantastical twists and turns, Shakespeare’s story is a wild romp where brothers scheme and plot and young couples fall instantly and hopelessly in love. Originally set in... more
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The Department of Drama at the University of California, Irvine celebrates its 49th year as a premier academic and professional training program - one which respects the legacy of our art form while actively advancing its future with a distinguished resident and guest faculty, excellent facilities, interactive student body, and extraordinary alumni placement record. We are committed to the development of theatre in which both performance and scholarly activity are informed by the exploration, scrutiny, and examination of a variety of social, political, and cultural phenomena. Ours is not a program with a single-minded approach; rather, it delights in the excitement generated from multiple points of view as represented through its diverse curriculum and faculty.
 
Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair

By William Shakespeare Directed by Jane Page
“The good ended happily, the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” So wrote Oscar Wilde. Just like a fairy tale, with fantastical twists and turns, Shakespeare’s story is a wild romp where brothers scheme and plot and young couples fall instantly and hopelessly in love....
Directed & Choreographed by Andrew Palermo Music Direction by Dennis Castellano

New Swan Shakespeare Festival launches season three this summer with Romeo & Juilet and Twelfth Night. For more information: http://www.newswanshakespeare.com/

New Swan Shakespeare Festival
New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Fall 2014 Productions

  • Metamorphoses
  • The Last Lifeboat
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Winter 2015 Productions

  • The Liquid Plain
  • Passion
  • The Electra Project

Spring 2015 Productions

  • Boeing-Boeing
  • Sweet Smell of Success