Professor Thomas Bradac

Mar 26 2017

Professor Bradac will discuss “Actors, Audience and the First Folio!" In 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, members of his acting company compiled and published 36 of his plays into what is known as the First Folio.  It is the closest document we have to what Shakespeare actually wrote and examines how the plays may have been spoken by his company.  An essential tool for actors examining a character, the First Folio is a treasure trove of information for player and reader alike! For more information about Professor Bradac, click on his name above. For free reservations, click below.

Taming of the Shrew

Mar 31 - Apr 09 2017

(Old Time Radio Style) An hour-long version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy…”where two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury.” He’s looking for wealth, she’s looking for a fight. Who knew they’d find love in their worst nightmares?

Free Speakers Series

Apr 15 2017

Author, Poet, and UCLA Professor Robert Watson The Romeo and Juliet Nobody Knows  Everyone knows this story: the implacable feud between the Montague and Capulet families dooms their offspring – a pair of young lovers – to tragic ends. But a clue in the original texts that has remained erased for centuries offers a glimpse of a happier ending. Combining old-fashioned textual research with new-fangled computer data-mining not only shows that Shakespeare’s artistry was even more brilliantly intricate than has been understood, but also explains why, during the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, that artistry has led nearly every editor and director of this play astray at a crucial moment. Robert Watson will reveal all! 

Romeo and Juliet

Apr 21 - Apr 29 2017

(Old Time Radio Style) One of the most romantic tales ever told! An hour-long version of the play with Romeo, Juliet, the Nurse, and Friar Laurence living the whole story in the most beautiful language ever heard.

Free Speakers Series

Apr 30 2017

Kimberly Huth, PhD, Assistant Professor, English Department, California State University Dominguez Hills. Thinking and Feeling with Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays ask us to engage intellectually and emotionally with the characters on stage, experiences that involve our bodies as well as our minds. This discussion will explore how Shakespeare represents the processes of thinking and feeling, the often-overwhelming effects of passion, and the value of emotion for ourselves and our social lives.

Julius Caesar

May 26 - Jun 17 2017

Brutus, a man of conscience, influenced by the paranoia and ambitions of lesser men, is persuaded to murder his friend and popular leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s protégé, the charismatic athlete and budding politician, Marc Antony, strikes back. The People are easily led, first one way, then another. War follows. Caesar’s Ghost appears, bringing the action to a climax. A political thriller, performed in period costumes, with fully-staged battle scenes, lots of spectacle, and action!

America in Words & Music

Jul 14 - Jul 29 2017

JULY BOOKS ON STAGE A special birthday salute to America, featuring short stories, poems, songs, and essays by American writers and songwriters.

Old Time Radio Horror Classics

Oct 13 - Oct 29 2017


The Wakefield Second Shepherds Play

Nov 24 - Dec 17 2017


A Christmas Carol

Dec 21 - Dec 23 2017

Old Time Radio version of A Christmas Carol
The ultimate in flexibility and convenience. This ‘open’ pass is redeemable for 10 tickets to the Richard Goad Theatre. Attend 10 individual performances throughout the season (Jan-Dec 2017), or bring a companion to five performances, or use your pass for one or two family nights out…it is good for any combination amounting to ten tickets. It's up to you! Just call the Theatre at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your seats. Price: $100
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