Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College

Hamlet 2017

Hamlet 2017

Othello 2016

Titus Andronicus 2015

Midsummer 2016

Twelfth Night 2015

Picnics. Parties. Puns.

The beautiful lawns surrounding the Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College are perfect for picnicking.  Doors open at 6:30 on Thurs, Fri. and Sunday and at 5:30 on Saturdays for picnicking and relaxing before the performance.  Picnic Blankets are recommended.  The seating at the Sontag consists of concave stone benches most of which do not have a back.  Comfy backed stadium seats will be available for rental or purchase or you can bring your own.  Beach chairs are not allowed except in areas where they cannot block anyone’s view.  

On Saturdays, community vendors, artisans, and organizations set up booths and games.  Stop at the photo booth, enjoy a Bert & Rocky’s frozen lemonade, or pick up a one-of-a-kind cigar box guitar.  Activities are family friendly and support Ophelia’s Jump’s non-profit mission as well as other local non-profits and educational organizations. Parents are always surprised at how much their children enjoy the Shakespeare Festival.  But we’re not.  Shakespeare is fun, exciting, and awesome!  

Green Shows

A “Green Show” is an opening act.  Every night at 7:00pm Midsummer Festival audiences gets a special treat before the main performance.  Local artists perform from 7-7:45.  Past acts include musicians, improvisors, singers, and dancers.  All different, but all great.  Make sure you get to the theatre early so you don’t miss out on the nightly Green Show!

Festival Passes

Purchase a festival pass and save on ticket price and ticketing fees.  Use your pass to select tickets on whatever performance dates you choose. 

Shakespeare Festival Pass $48 

1 ticket each to Taming of the Shrew & Pericles-Prince of Tyre

Shakespeare Family Pass $60

1 ticket each to Taming of the Shrew, Pericles Prince of Tyre & Mostly Macbeth

Purchase a Festival Pass

      248 W. 2nd St.       

(909) 624-3340

gotosacas.com

 

Here are 2 great options to complement your enjoyment during this summer’s Shakespeare Festival, and always at a very reasonable price:
• Saca’s Individual Picnic Boxes include a Pita Sandwich of your choice, Salad (Mediterranean or Tabouleh), and a Baklava, utensils and napkin. Our Picnic boxes start at $11.99
• Saca’s Picnic Trays for 2 include 2 Shawerma Bowls, 2 sides (Choose from Mediterranean Salad, Tabouleh, Hummus & Pitas or Falafels), 2 Baklavas, 2 Pitas and 2 bottles of water. The trays come with plates, utensils and napkins, and start at $35.90.

For curbside pickup, just order online …no parking, no hassle, you can go straight to your event without wasting any time! What’s not to like?!

Cheers to great Summer Nights with Saca’s flavorful cuisine as your companion!

Located in the Claremont Packing House    

      540 W 1st Street     

(909) 445-9463

packinghousewines.com

The perfect dinner to pair with Shakespeare under the stars.  Boxed dinner includes choice of a variety of delicious sandwiches on artisan baguettes, salad, and a fresh-baked cookie. Add a bottle of wine for a little more and your repast is complete.  Utensils and cups included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

325 Yale Ave
Claremont, CA
(909) 625-7560

Shakespeare Cheese Platter $20
Add meats $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Discover Claremont “Room and Bard” Package

Discover Claremont will once again be partnering with the annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival to offer a “Room and Bard” package for visitors that includes festival tickets and Claremont Chamber gift cards to secure a picnic meal for a memorable evening under the stars in Claremont.

The package, available at participating Claremont hotels, includes a comfortable guest room, 2 tickets to one night’s performance at the Sontag Greek Theater, $50 in Discover Claremont gift cards redeemable at more than 140 participating Claremont eateries and merchants, and 2 rental chairs at the event. In addition to redeeming the gift cards for dining at the hotels or one of 40+ restaurants and specialty food shops, guests can bring them to one of several official festival partners to purchase a prix fixe picnic and beer or wine.

Reservations must be made by phoning the participating properties directly and requesting the “Room and Bard” package. The package is subject to availability at the following Claremont hotels:

DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont. Available online at https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/offers/100121061.htm, or telephone 909-626-2411)
Hotel Casa 425. Available online at https://www.casa425.com/specials, or telephone 909-624-2272.
Claremont Lodge. Phone the property to book at 909-626-5654.
Knights Inn Claremont. Phone the property to book at 909-626-2431.
Motel 6 Claremont. Phone the property to book at 909-621-4831.

Taming of the Shrew

Baptista has two daughters. One of them is very popular and has men, young and old, lined up to marry her. Being an old fashioned gentleman, Baptista insists that someone has to step up and marry his older daughter, Katherina, first. Unfortunately, Katherina does not agree and refuses to play nice. Enter bad boy Petruchio. He is looking for a rich wife and offers to “tame” Katherina Baptista agrees and the battle begins. Set in modern day, OJP’s high energy production features an all female cast playing both male and female roles. With dynamic fight choreography and no-holds-barred tomfoolery this production gives a fresh 21st century twist to Shakespeare’s ode to the patriarchy because, after all, shrews don’t need to be tamed.

Thursday 7/11, Saturday 7/13, Friday 7/19, Sunday 7/21 at 8pm  Green Show starts nightly at 7:15pm.                                             

General Admission $25

Purchase Tickets

By William Shakespeare

Directed by BEATRICE CASAGRAN

 

OFFICIAL MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TICKET CENTERS

Stop by one of the Claremont businesses below to conveniently purchase your tickets and save on ticketing fees.

BERT & ROCKY’S CREAM CO.

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER

FEELING GROOVY WELLNESS & CAFE

 

Effie Wilson

Engineer

Olivia Ferguson

Developer

Pericles: Prince of Tyre

The Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a fun, bawdy, hilarious, and slightly musical odyssey for the adventurous kid in every adult! Presented in the style of an energetic pantomime, this epic tale features shipwrecks, jousts, a king whose throne is accented with the skulls of his victims, a group of drunken singing knights, Roman Goddesses, and a prince in rusty armor fighting for true love. Pericles and his daughter Marina encounter these things and more on their quest to find their way back to being a family. Written by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins (an aspiring writer and brothel owner), this play takes strange and riveting twists and turns through both the grotesque and the pure, weaving a silly yet somehow still poignant story about the meaning of hope, love, and family.

Friday 7/12, Sunday 7/14, Thursday 7/18, Saturday 7/20 at 8pm                     Green Show starts nightly at 7:15pm.

General Admission $25

 

Purchase Tickets

By William Shakespeare

Directed by CAITLIN LOPEZ

 

OFFICIAL MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TICKET CENTERS

Stop by one of the Claremont businesses below to conveniently purchase your tickets and save on ticketing fees.

BERT & ROCKY’S CREAM CO.

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER

FEELING GROOVY WELLNESS & CAFE

Effie Wilson

Engineer

Olivia Ferguson

Developer

Mostly Macbeth

A spooky, exciting, kid friendly version of Shakespeare’s most other worldly play.  This adaptation by Caitlin Lopez will feature the participants of OJP’s Summer Shakespeare Camp.  A great way to introduce young audiences to Shakespeare’s work.  Fun for the whole family.  

Tuesday 7/16, Wednesday 7/17 at 7:30 pm.  

General Admission $15

Purchase Tickets