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Rogue Artists Ensemble's HYPERBOLE: bard - 1st Thursday

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Rogue Artists Ensemble's HYPERBOLE: bard - 1st Thursday

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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11am-2pm: Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House

4:30-5:30pm: Performance

Rogue Artists Ensemble performs HYPERBOLE: bard, the culmination of their Residency at the Beach House. HYPERBOLE: bard is an original, family-friendly performance that recreates a collection of William Shakespeare’s most famous scenes through clowning, masked movement, puppets, and original music.

Join a group of mischievous street performers who invade the Beach House and transform the place into an imaginative playground, with giant puppets, flowers, a storm that coalesces before your eyes - this is Shakespeare remixed, Rogue Artists Ensemble style! Embracing a do it yourself approach, the troupe reminds viewers of the limitless potential of even the most simple of objects, with a signature blend of whimsy, spectacle and charm.

HYPERBOLE: bard is directed by Sean T. Cawelti and developed by members of Rogue Artists Ensemble: Cristina Bercovitz, Sean T. Cawelti, Taylor Coffman, Stephen Elrod, Julia Garcia-Combs. Sam Gold, Matthew G. Hill, Noelle Hoffman, Kerry Hennessy, Jack Pullman, and Miles Taber. 

HYPERBOLE: bard is performed by Daniel Mk Cohen, Taylor Coffman, Sam Gold, Derek Petropolis, and Miles Taber.

Bring layers and sun protection as the show takes place outside the Guest House in the sunken garden area. Latecomers may be seated on the plaza or stand at the boardwalk (obstructed views).

Rogue Artists Ensemble is in residence at the Beach House from June 3 - July 19, 2013. The Ensemble is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology. Through a collaborative development process, with an emphasis on design and storytelling, the Rogues create original, thought-provoking performances, and cultivate unique audience experiences that appeal to multiple generations of theatergoers in order to expand the boundaries of contemporary American theater. The last Rogue Artists Ensemble HYPERBOLE project, HYPERBOLE: origins, was performed at [Inside] the Ford in 2010 and was nominated for production of the year by the LA Weekly.

Their public events include various rehearsals and events onsite. For updates and to check on their progress check their blog at

In celebration of Marion Davies’ artistry and her support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online.

Visit for more information.

Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 4:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch! 

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. 

Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr & $12/day at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Have questions about Rogue Artists Ensemble's HYPERBOLE: bard - 1st Thursday? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

When & Where

415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! Please join our email list for monthly updates on our events. For other cultural event signup lists, please check out the Cultural Affairs Division's various interest lists.

Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

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