Romeo & Juliet

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Photograph: Courtesy Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

Packeth a picnic and get thee to the beautiful grounds of the Japanese Garden at the VA Healthcare Center, because the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles is returning for the third year in a row with a unique take on a Shakespeare classic. Director Ben Donenberg presents a modernized production of “Romeo and Juliet,” set in 1923 Los Angeles, the golden age, when Hollywood overflowed with silent films, flappers and Gatsby-esque soirées. The play's run lasts for seventeen July performances only, and active military, veterans and their guests attend for free. Gates open for pre-show picnics as 6:30pm, and the curtain rises at 8pm. Snag tickets to the cultured affair here.

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