Opening night is scheduled for July 1.
The Shakespeare Center, in partnership with West LA VA, has also arranged to set aside 2,000 tickets for eligible veterans and active members of the military free of charge.
Artistic director Ben Donenberg said in a statement, “We’re grateful to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the leaders of the West LA VA for this opportunity to bring our company to the Japanese Garden at the VA…We’re hiring and training 40 veterans to work on this production alongside consummate theater professionals to tell a riveting story about the forging of a Shakespearean hero. We’re proud to bring the vision of one of the American theatre’s most esteemed Broadway directors and the talents of a world-class cast led by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, our long-time supporters, to this very special venue.”
The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus is located at 11301 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. For more information visit shakespearecenter.org.