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2023 NEW SWAN FESTIVAL SEASON

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

July 15, 21, 27, 29,
August 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 30,
September 1

Come escape with us to the Forest of Arden where freedom reigns supreme and love conquers all. New Swan’s As You Like It celebrates the search to live the life you want with the people you choose to love.

July 16, 22, 26, 30
August 3, 5, 9, 12, 18, 20, 23, 27, 31,
September 2

Action and assassination, rivalry and rhetoric, tyranny and terror rip through this timeless play. Experience the immediacy and thrill of Julius Caesar as Rome awaits the Ides of March.

July 20, 23, 28
August 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 26, 29
September 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Can three actors really perform all 37 Shakespeare plays in just 97 minutes? This fast-firing comedy attempts to do just that. Join us for this whirlwind, irreverent, madcap farce!

BOX OFFICE OPENS MARCH, 2023
SEASON OVERVIEW
BOX OFFICE OPENS MARCH, 2023
SEASON OVERVIEW
BOX OFFICE OPENS MARCH, 2023
SEASON OVERVIEW

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

July 15, 21, 27, 29,
August 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 30,
September 1

Come escape with us to the Forest of Arden where freedom reigns supreme and love conquers all. New Swan’s As You Like It celebrates the search to live the life you want with the people you choose to love.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 03/23
SEASON OVERVIEW

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

July 16, 22, 26, 30
August 3, 5, 9, 12, 18, 20, 23, 27, 31,
September 2

Action and assassination, rivalry and rhetoric, tyranny and terror rip through this timeless play. Experience the immediacy and thrill of Julius Caesar as Rome awaits the Ides of March.

BOX OFFICE OPENS 03/23
SEASON OVERVIEW

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

July 20, 23, 28
August 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 26, 29
September 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Can three actors really perform all 37 Shakespeare plays in just 97 minutes? This fast-firing comedy attempts to do just that. Join us for this whirlwind, irreverent, madcap farce!

BOX OFFICE OPENS 03/23
SEASON OVERVIEW

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
  • High School Visits & Workshops
  • Artist Shadowing Program
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series

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
CONTACT US
WATCH THE VIDEO
READ MORE
JOIN TODAY

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • High School Visits & Workshops
  • Artist Shadowing Program
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
CONTACT US

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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