News Release

SCC Hosts 8th Annual Shakespeare in the Park Event


(ORANGE, CA) – Santiago Canyon College (SCC) to host Shakespeare in the Park for the eighth year, Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Vazquez Promenade in between the Humanities Building and Science Center at SCC. Santiago Canyon College is located at 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869. 

The evening's schedule features:

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Open mic/poetry readings
  • 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.    Original student adapted performances
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.    SCC Pride Club Drag Performances
  • 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.    Selected scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the SCC Theatre Arts Cast

The event will begin with an open mic session during which all are invited to sign-up and read their poetry. Originally adapted and modernized scenes from A Midsummer Night's DreamMuch Ado About Nothing, and Twelfth Night, or What You Will will be performed by students in Professor Corinna Evett's English 233A, Shakespeare's Comedies and Romance Plays class. The event will also debut the SCC Pride Club's Drag Performance, and Theatre Arts students from Professor Sheryl Donchey's Theatre 181A & B Rehearsal and Performance: Comedy classes will give a sneak peek performance of scenes from their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that will run Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 28.

William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare lived until his 52ndbirthday on April 23, 1616. For 23 of the 52 years Shakespeare was alive, he is thought to have written 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Shakespeare is a celebrated playwright whose works that give voice to the voiceless continue to be relevant for today's audiences, for Shakespeare's plays have been performed live and been adapted to film countless times. Moreover, Shakespeare's plays continue to be read and appreciated in a multitude of classrooms filled with eager students of all ages all throughout the world. 

The English Department at SCC will host the event with the generous support of sponsors Dr. Betty Valencia and Laura Villa via the SCC Foundation. The event will be free and open to the public. Parking will be free in student lots with the closest parking located in Lots 6 & 7. Please bring warm blankets and jackets along with friends and family to enjoy the festivities. Refreshments, pizza, cupcakes, and other treats will be served.

For more information contact SCC English professor Corinna Evett at 714.628.4829 or
About Santiago Canyon College 
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution that serves over 17,000 students annually and is one of two colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Accredited in 2000, this dynamic and award-winning institution is located in Southern California, in the city of Orange, and provides an array of educational opportunities to the over 195,000 residents comprising the community. Santiago Canyon College offers 221 degree and certificate programs, which includes 28 associate degrees for transfer. Santiago Canyon College also ranks 13th among the “50 Best Community Colleges" in the U.S. by College Choice.  Moreover, SCC has been recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For" and has received Gold-level status as a Military Friendly School®. Santiago Canyon College boasts award-winning, dedicated faculty, high-quality and student-centered education, and excellent university transfer rates supported by transfer-guarantee programs.

Contact: Mary Law

Phone: 714-480-7576