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Courtyard Shakespeare Festival
The Courtyard Shakespeare Festival returns for its second season at California Baptist University with productions of Julius Caesar and Taming of the Shrew running in repertory. Featuring talent from throughout the inland region, the Courtyard Shakespeare Festival rapidly gained a reputation last year for its outstanding performances, vision and production value. Julius Caesar is a tragedy that follows the conspiracy leading up to the iconic Roman leader’s brutal assassination, as well as the civil war that results. It is a violent tale of friendship, betrayal and guilt. On a much lighter side, Taming of the Shrew is a broad comedy. The wealthy Baptista has two daughters. One, Bianca, has many suitors vying for her hand. The other, Katharina, has inspired fear among men through her ill temper. For the adventurous traveler Petruchio, the promise of Katharina’s enormous dowry are too much, and he accepts the challenge of winning her hand. General admission: $12; Youth under 17: $6