Photo Flash: Simply Shakespeare Benefit Arrivals: Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson & More!

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) presented its 23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," last night, September 25, 2013 at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica. The evening featured a star-studded cast including Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and William Shatner. Check out a look back at the starry red carpet arrivals below!

Simply Shakespeare features a hilarious and entertaining evening of impromptu Shakespeare and song. All proceeds from the event supported the SCLA and its arts based veterans employment and youth employment programs for inner-city youth and arts education in local schools.

Since 1985, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles has been a vibrant HUB of unique programs, performances and events designed to make Shakespeare accessible and engaging to all. SCLA continues to build community through its innovative outreach programs including "Will Power to Youth," an academic enrichment program that combines hands-on artistic experience with paid job training and arts education for at-risk youth. The program has been nationally recognized for its effectiveness in reducing high school dropout rate and delinquency.

Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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