I LOVE living in San Diego. There is ALWAYS something to do! Recently I found out that The San Diego Shakespeare Society does a free reading at the Upstart Crow Bookshop in Seaport Village, every first Tuesday of the month. I have loved Shakespeare for a long time, I even took a course in college and still have my textbook. This month I made myself finally check it out with some of my SD Nerd Girlfriends!The readings begin at 6:45 p.m. The bookshop is quite small, so you might want to arrive early to procure a seat. It is also helpful to bring your own copy of the play they will be reading. Participation is encouraged but not mandatory. I didn't read this time, as I was just getting my barring, but both of my wonderful nerd girl friends did! They were rock stars!
We read through the first half of Henry VI Part 2 and will finish it at the next reading on June 3rd. I downloaded it for FREE on my Kindle.
For parking I recommend the Seaport Village lot. If you get your parking validated, it is only $2.50 for the first two hours. The bookshop also has a cafe, and they are kind enough to validate if you purchase a drink or treat.
So if you are looking for something FREE and FUN in San Diego, I highly recommend this. Rupert Essinger from England hosts the event was very knowledgeable in Shakespeare and it was nice to have him explain the play more in depth for an amateur like myself.
*June 3rd: Henry VI, Part 2 (continued)
*July 1st: Much Ado About Nothing
*August 5th: The Taming Of The Shrew
*September 2nd: Acting workshop night
*October 7th: Macbeth
*November 4th: Richard III
*December 2nd: Shakespeare’s best comic scenes