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2022 NEW SWAN FESTIVAL SEASON

Pericles Prince of Tyre

July 8, 14, 16, 22, 24, 29,
August 5, 7, 12, 18, 21, 25, 27, 31
September 2

Destiny leads Prince Pericles on a fantastical tour of the vast and varied world. Through shipwrecks, tournaments, assassins, and pirates, a lost prince finds his family and himself. Join us and celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit!

TICKETS ON SALE IN SPRING

The Comedy of Errrorrs

July 9, 10, 15, 17, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31
August 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 28,
September 1, 3

New Swan lands Shakespeare’s wittiest comedy on a 70’s boardwalk. Will the double set of funk-loving twins unravel the mysteries of mistaken identities, madness, and witchcraft?
Boogie on down and find out!

TICKETS ON SALE IN SPRING

SEASON OVERVIEW
SEASON OVERVIEW

Pericles Prince of Tyre

July 8, 14, 16, 22, 24, 29,
August 5, 7, 12, 18, 21, 25, 27, 31
September 2

Destiny leads Prince Pericles on a fantastical tour of the vast and varied world. Through shipwrecks, tournaments, assassins, and pirates, a lost prince finds his family and himself. Join us and celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit!

TICKETS ON SALE IN SPRING

SEASON OVERVIEW

The Comedy of Errrorrs

July 9, 10, 15, 17, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31
August 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 28,
September 1, 3

New Swan lands Shakespeare’s wittiest comedy on a 70’s boardwalk. Will the double set of funk-loving twins unravel the mysteries of mistaken identities, madness, and witchcraft?
Boogie on down and find out!

TICKETS ON SALE IN SPRING

SEASON OVERVIEW

2021 NEW SWAN FESTIVAL EVENTS

All the World’s a Stage

A unique New Swan offering: this collection of short films features actors from around the world performing Shakespeare in the language of their choice.

Wherein I See Myself

An original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. Plus a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

The Pericles Project

A New Swan premiere that introduces audiences to this beautiful late work by Shakespeare.

WATCH HERE
WATCH HERE
WATCH HERE

All the World’s a Stage

A unique New Swan offering: this collection of short films features actors from around the world performing Shakespeare in the language of their choice.

WATCH HERE

Wherein I See Myself

An original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. Plus a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

WATCH HERE

The Pericles Project

A New Swan premiere that introduces audiences to this beautiful late work by Shakespeare.

WATCH HERE

WATCH NOW: HISTORY OF NEW SWAN

“Admit me Chorus to this history;
Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our plays.”

– Chorus, Henry V

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
  • Apprentice Program

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
COMING SOON
WATCH THE VIDEO
READ MORE
JOIN TODAY

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
  • Apprentice Program
COMING SOON

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.
WATCH THE VIDEO

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

READ MORE

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
JOIN TODAY

in collaboration with

New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the Drama Department at the University of California at Irvine, the Office of Research, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the School of Humanities.

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