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Griffith Park's Old Zoo
Next to the Merry-Go-Round and the Wilson Harding Golf Course 4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
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The weather was Cool later in evening. I wore take a sweater/blanket..
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The ground slopes toward stage so you can easily see. If sitting on floor take a good cushion! Unnecessary to purchase tickets, take chairs and sit further back. They have a small concession tent, soft drinx, coffee, hot choc. snacks.
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4.4 average rating
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44 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 01 2010

There were no seats available in the reserved section when we arrived. What the hell did I pay for?

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53 reviews
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attended Aug 01 2010

Excellent production of Othello. Very nice setting and fun to visit Griffith Park. Easy parking. Get there early (even with reserved spot) to find a good seat. Sitting too far back makes it difficult to hear. It got very cold last night so...continued

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31 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 01 2010

They were outstanding. The level of acting was amazing, and the simple direction/sets/props made it all about the writing and the acting. What a treat!

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The service fee does not go to the Independent Shakespeare Co.  If you enjoy this production and would like to help support this free program, please make a donation at the event or via their website.


After six seasons in Barnsdall Park, Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) is moving its summer festival of free performances to Griffith Park.

In 2009 despite diminished funding, the festival played to its largest audience ever: nearly 12,000. Audience members were routinely turned away due lack of space.

The new site in Griffith Park (at the Old Zoo) can hold twice as many people; is a beautiful and quiet spot; and is readily accessible to plentiful, free parking.

Othello, presented with a multi-cultural cast, stars Cameron Knight, an actor with credits at some of the top theaters in the United States. He leads a cast of stage professionals, whose experience ranges from Broadway, London’s West End, major US regional theaters, and some of LA’s best venues.

There is no seating at the site. Please bring a blanket or lowbacked

chair. It is also very cool when the sun goes down. Dress warmly!