Attend a Performance in Prison

Outside Guests are encouraged to attend a Shakespeare for Social Justice performance.  These extraordinary events demonstrate the power of the arts to heal, and the power of our shared humanity, and give insight into our criminal justice system.

When sign-ups are open, you will be able to click on a date below to request to sign up. Your request is not a guarantee of admission. In addition to submitting your request to attend, you must follow instructions for submitting additional clearance information by the RSVP deadline.  We cannot make exceptions for anyone missing the deadline date. Please contact Alejandra Wahl at admin-assistant@marinshakespeare.org with any questions.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Comedy of Errors at Deuele Vocational Institute, Tracy.
Performance begins at 1 pm and will last approximately 1.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 12:30 pm.
Sign up here no later than February 7, 2020.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – Macbeth at Folsom Prison, Folsom.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm.  Please note that the date of this performance has changed.
Folsom Prison has special requirements for guests; please email Alejandra Wahl at admin-assistant@marinshakespeare.org to sign up to attend – no later than February 7, 2020.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Henry IV, Part 1 at Solano Prison (Level II), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm.
Sign up here no later than March 11.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – Twelfth Night at California Medical Facility, Vacaville.
Performance begins at 4:15 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 3:30 pm.
Sign up here no later than March 6.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – The Tempest at Mule Creek State Prison, Ione.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 am.
Sign up here no later than March 29 2020.

Please note: There is a large amount of interest in attending performances at San Quentin and limited availability. Not everyone who signs up will be able to be included. Please sign up for EITHER Richard III or Othello.  If you sign up for both plays, we will take you off both lists.

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Richard III at San Quentin, Marin County.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 am.
Sign up here no later than February 21; space is limited.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Henry IV, Part 2 at Solano Prison (Level II), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm.
Sign up here no later than March 11.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Henry V at Solano Prison (Level III), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 1 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 12:30 pm.
Sign up here no later than March 11.

Friday, May 22, 2020 – Othello at San Quentin, Marin County.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 am.
Sign up here no later than February 21; space is limited.

 

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