Professional actors from the region will join with Cal Poly Pomona students and faculty to present the fourth annual Southern California Shakespeare Festival. This year's festival features William Shakespeare's wildly popular Twelfth Night, which will run each weekend during the month of September.
Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy about a brave young woman's adventures in a new land after being shipwrecked and losing her twin brother. It is one of Shakespeare's most loved and performed plays.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. in the university's Studio Theatre on Sept. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27.
The mission of the Shakespeare Festival is to establish a classical, professional repertory theatre company, dedicated to nurturing artists, student-artists and enriching the diverse community of the Inland Empire.
Every year, professional actors from the Actors' Equity Association work with students from the university's Theatre Department to put on these performances. This year six guest actors and 13 student actors make up the cast. Josh Machamer, who has extensive college and professional directing credits, as well as experience within the television and film industry, will direct. Returning professional actors include Peter Wittrock, Baron Kelly and Katrina Wolfson.
General admission tickets are $15. Tickets are $12 for students, staff and faculty with valid Bronco ID and for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.class.cpp.edu/th/scsf. Cal Poly Pomona is located at 3801 W. Temple Ave. in Pomona.