(Orange, CA) - Featuring students performing classic Shakespearean scenes, a poetry reading and film screening, Santiago Canyon College (SCC) presents the fifth annual Shakespeare in the Park on April 25, at 5:30 p.m.
“With its genuine sense of community, Shakespeare in the Park is a highlight of the academic year here at Santiago Canyon College,” said SCC English Professor Corinna Evett. “It is amazing to see students take ownership of facilitating an event that provides the community, students, and faculty the opportunity to interact in a casual and celebratory environment.”
An open mic poetry reading sets the stage for the “Twelfth Night”-themed evening, followed by students from SCC’s English 233A “Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romance Plays” performing monologues and scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best-known works. Performances include Heidi Staehling performing Beatrice’s monologue from “Much Ado About Nothing;” Stephanie Aguilar, Destiny Arreola, Tricia Lerfald and Damon Luna acting out a montage of scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Kristen Norton reciting Hermione’s monologue from “The Winter’s Tale” and Alyssa Flynn, Kaitlynn Valeros, Seth Williams, Christian Marshall and Brittany Williams performing a montage of scenes from “Much Ado About Nothing.” Once the selections from Shakespearean plays are complete, the 1996 Trevor Nunn film “Twelfth Night or What You Will” starring Helena Bonham Carter, Imogen Stubbs, Steven Mackintosh and Ben Kingsley will screen beginning at approximately 8 p.m.
Held on the grassy knoll next to the SCC Library and hosted by the SCC English Department, SCC Foundation and SCC Associated Student Government, the fifth annual Shakespeare in the Park is a free, community event. Refreshments, snacks and pizza are provided, and guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, jackets and picnic baskets. SCC is at 8045 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange. Visit
www.sccollege.edu/shakespeare for more information.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the
Rancho Santiago Community College District.