Mary Guilliams as Ariel and Bobby Plasencia as Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Free Shakespeare in Barnsdall Park 2009. The Independent Shakespeare Company presents The Tempest & Henry V, June 26th -August 30th, Friday-Sunday at 7:30 pm.

Admission is free, donations gratefully received. Reservations are free to make and highly recommended.

Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90027.

To reserve your seat: or call (323) 836-0288.

The Tempest: In Shakespeare’s final play, spirits, first love, music, and the forces of revenge intersect on a mysterious island.

Prospero has waited twelve years to punish his duplicitous brother with the sorcery he has been perfecting in exile. When there paths collide, he discovers magic doesn’t make the man, the past is only history, and the world can make itself anew. (Perfect for family audiences.)

Henry V: In this high-octane portrait of England’s favorite king, 15 actors play 40 characters, span countries and years, and decimate a foreign power. A play about theater masquerading as a play about war, it’s full of thrilling speeches, big characters and unruly humor.

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