Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Held each year since 1972, the popular Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival takes place along the beautiful shores of North Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor State Park. The six-week performance series of Shakespeare's best plays attracts tens of thousands of guests and is the most widely-attended fest in the Tahoe area.

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Organization: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Dates: 07/11/2014 - 08/24/2014 update info
Time: 5:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe,NV
Contact: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Event Details:

2014 season

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Edward Morgan

July 11 - August 24, 2014

Our 2014 season commences with an exhilarating production that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West!

"All the world's a stage," in Shakespeare's As You Like It, a comedy that is sure to enchant the entire family. Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare's most beloved characters - colorful fools, witty rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues, changing the lost into unexpected lovers, in this timeless and transcendent romantic comedy

  • Throughout the month of July and into August
  • Plays, theater Acts and a special Midsummers series
  • Runs July through August each year

Overview: Now in its fourth decade, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing culture and enjoyment to all residents and visitors of the Tahoe area while providing a little education about "The Bard" himself – William Shakespeare.

When: Throughout the month of July and into August

Where: Sand Harbor State Park

Fees: Costs may vary by event

Details: Spanning six weeks during Tahoe's beautiful summer months – usually early July to mid August - this wonderful theatre event is the best attended festival in Lake Tahoe. In recent years, more than 30,000 individuals have purchased tickets for one or more of the three Shakespearian productions that are staged each year at beautiful Sand Harbor State Park on the shores of North Lake Tahoe. (Lately, the fest has also added some non-Shakespeare offerings as well.)

In addition to the plays, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival also offers a week-long post-season event called "Midsummer Nights", where visitors can enjoy a variety of dance, music, and theatre arts offerings, featuring local, regional, and national talent.