Beginning Friday, June 29th, and running through Sunday, August 5th, VanguardRep will
present its 3rd annual summer festival, La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival
(LCFShakes). Inspired adaptations of Shakespeare’s classic love stories Juliet & her
Romeo and 12th Night will play in repertory Thursday through Sunday evenings in the
beautiful outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater on the historic campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart
Academy (former site of the famous Biltmore Hotel, only minutes from Glendale/Pasadena).
Opening first will be Juliet & her Romeo created and developed by VanguardRep’s
Matthew Kellen Burgos. This three-person deconstruction examines choice vs. fate and the
impact of time on the powerful and ethereal force of love through the eyes of Shakespeare’s
immortal star-crossed lovers. It's a re-imagining of the classic not to be missed!
Showing in rep will be Sam Ross’ fast-paced, hilarious and physical adaptation of the
popular comedy 12th Night that will be sure to make you laugh out loud!
You won't want to miss the perfect family night opportunity: a picnic and entertainment
under the stars, on the crest of the scenic San Rafael Hills with breathtaking panoramic
views of the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena Rose Bowl. The amphitheater is ideal for large
attendance events offering FREE, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession
areas and fully equipped handicap restrooms with convenient access to the theater.
With the objective of invigorating theatre in Los Angeles and beyond, VanguardRep supports
a salaried, resident ensemble of actors, directors and designers. Working and growing
together play by play, season by season, this company is committed to collective risk-taking
towards an ever-evolving repertoire of increased depth, nuance and complexity.