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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

July 8 - August 27, 2017

One of our most popular summer activities is to spend an evening alongside Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. The outdoor theater under the stars provides an amazing experience and is a tradition locals look forward to each year.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 45th anniversary season is headlined by productions of one of Shakespeare’s early comedies and a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.

Referred to as “a pleasant comedy,” Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare’s Labor of Love and Laughter. When a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test. Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures which turns the court topsy-turvy in a hilarious Shakespearean study of “wooing 101.”

The Sherlock Holmes Whodunit, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a suspenseful theatrical adventure. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate with terror etched on his face and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned, with his trusty assistant Watson in tow, to unravel the mystery and investigate an ancient curse. This mystery classic is performed by three actors creating dozens of characters in what can only be described as a “tour de farce!” Packed with verbal and visual ingenuity, sleight of hand and a whirlwind of quick-changing characters

The LTSF anniversary season is complimented by the popular multi-event Showcase Series. The 2017 season features a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Many all-time favorites return including The Reno Philharmonic, Sierra Nevada Ballet, Reno Jazz Orchestra and more!

For information or to purchase tickets visit laketahoeshakespeare.com or call 1-800-747-4697.

 

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