Pre-Show Booths & Activities
(Saturdays & Sundays only)
* Apple Bobbing
* Shakespearian Insults/Compliments
* Tarot Reader
* Henna Artist
* Corn Hole
* Couplet Booth
* Shakespearean Weddings & Divorces AND CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF PARTICIPATING VENDORS BELOW!
DINNER AS YOU LIKE IT -- PICNIC PARTNERS
These Claremont Restaurants are offering delicious boxed dinners to make festival picnicking a breeze!
Saca's Greek Mediterranean Cuisine-- 248 W. 2nd St. 909 624-3340
The Last Drop Cafe-- 119 Harvard Ave. 909 482-1870
The House of Pong Seafood and Grill-- 1077 W. Foothill Blvd. 909 625-7288
Cheese Cave-- 325 Yale Ave. 909 625-7560
The Meat Cellar-- 665 E. Foothill Blvd. 909 621-2300
Packing House Wines-- 540 W. 1st St. 909 445-9463
“The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec, is one of the most imaginative, sweetly melancholy comedies we’ve seen in a while. It deals with big themes – destiny, love, and tragic loss – and the irresistible pull of sun, earth and moon that keeps us dancing between the stars." - Patty Nolan, Detroit Theater Examiner
Now in its third year, the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival is fast becoming a Claremont Tradition! Two plays are presented in repertory at the beautiful outdoor Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College. Each performance is preceded by an entertaining Green Show beginning nightly either at 7 or 7:20 pm, and picnicking is encouraged! Doors open daily at 6:00 pm. On Saturdays, come early beginning at 5:30 pm to enjoy vendors, crafts, music, and much more!
Helena loves Demetrius, Demetrius loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Luckily, with a little help from some forest spirits, and wedding entertainment provided by an amateur bunch of actors, these young Athenians are sure to find their hearts contented over the course of one magical midsummer evening. As long as they steer clear of the warring King and Queen of the Fairies...
Othello, a decorated and revered soldier, marries Desdemona, the daughter of a local aristocrat. This unexpected pairing serves as the catalyst for the scheming Iago to wreak his vengeance upon the woman he abhors... Othello.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
On Saturdays 7/16 and 7/23 the following organizations will be hosting booths at the festival for added fun, shopping, and entertainment! Make sure to come early and check them out!
Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co.
Selling ice cream, root beer floats and frozen lemonade
They will be providing henna art and jewelry by Ellen Stavish and tarot and psychic readings by Jennifer Lopez. Their booth will have bracelets and sample items from Buddhamouse.
Selling cactus, succulents, airplants and outdoor accessories
Linda Lloyd Antiques
Vintage & Antique décorative arts, jewelry, small furniture
Original Shakespeare themed art for sale. Prints, Buttons, and T-shirts for sale at show. More options available online. Crazy Dumbsaints is a small group of artists that create music, theatre, original images and films.
Photos on marble tiles used as coasters
Information about the activities of Sustainable Claremont including the Claremont Energy
Challenge. Opportunities to sign up for newsletters or volunteer projects, such as
watering drought-stressed City trees. Hands-on environmental education activities such as
an eco trivia game.
Claremont Library/ Friends of the Claremont Library (FOCL)
Friends of the Claremont Library (FOCL) and the Claremont Library will share a table. FOCL will promote and sell FOCL memberships, discuss FOCL activities, and sell used Shakespeare and Shakespeare-related books. Claremont Library will offer promotional materials about library services and programs.
Human Services with City of Claremont
Claremont Craft Ales
Will be providing delicious, cold craft beer at our concessions table!
Cigar Box Guitars by Rich
Handmade Guitars, banjos & ukeleles from repurposed items such as cigar boxes, tins, hubcaps
J Because I Love You
Natural Handmade Soaps
Faely Fairy House Company
Fairy Houses for the garden or wherever a little magic is needed.
Expresiones de Arte
Original artwork on canvas, magnets and prints. Crafts on wood, pottery and matchboxes.
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare
July 15, 17, 21, 23 • 8:00 pm
July 14, 16, 22, 24 • 8:00 pm
Ambimbola is destined to win the lottery. Natalia is born with the gift of magic. Helen can’t get over the loss of her daughter. Reid just wants to retire. Rozie is desperate to make a quick buck. Dan dies young, but is he really gone? Six lives collide after a tragic car accident, forcing each to confront the secrets, hopes and fears that consume them, and helping them to find love, strength and forgiveness through a mysterious baby that glows like the moon.
A dark and fantastical comedy about sad endings, strange beginnings and the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next.
DON'T WANT TO PAY TICKETING FEES? VISIT ONE OF THESE CLAREMONT BUSINESSES TO GET YOUR TICKETS!
(cash or check only)
Bert & Rocky's-- 242 Yale Ave. in The Village
Aromatique-- 319 W. First St. in The Village
Heirloom-- 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. B100A in The Village
Folk Music Center-- 220 Yale Ave. in The Village
Claremont Craft Ales-- 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204c