"That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man/If with his tongue he cannot win a woman."
—William Shakespeare, "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Shakespeare by the Sea celebrates its 15th anniversary season this year, with two of the Bard's best: "Romeo and Juliet" and "Two Gentlemen of Verona."
Sponsored by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, the two free performances at Bonita Canyon Sports Park will be held at 7 p.m. on July 7 and 8, with "Romeo and Juliet" onstage on Saturday night, followed by "Two Gentlemen of Verona" on Sunday. Shakespeare by the Sea performs the two shows throughout the Southland each summer.
The Sports Park setting is flat and grassy, so bring a blanket or low chair to sit on, in order to avoid blocking the view of other attendees. Check the weather before you leave, and wear layers — warm days can quickly become chilly evenings.