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LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SELECTS “AS YOU LIKE IT” FOR 2014 SEASON

Dec 11, 2013

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Selects AS YOU LIKE IT For 2014 Season


Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director

Bob Taylor, Executive Director

The Festival's 42nd season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a Monday Night Showcase, expanded Café Table seating and handling fee-free ticketing.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (December 2, 2013) - Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) - a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region - launches its 2014 season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11 - August 24, 2014 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival's mainstage production of William Shakespeare's enchanting romantic comedy As You Like It; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m. Regional theater veteran Edward Morgan directs the production.

"We are thrilled to continue Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's four-decade legacy of producing extraordinary professional theater under the stars for the residents of and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region," said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. "The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for our 2014 season."

"Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, our production of Shakespeare's As You Like It is sure to delight the entire family," continued Fee. 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 tale.

A multi-event Monday Night Showcase series will augment the Festival's 2014 mainstage production and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each Monday beginning July 14, 2014. Details and a complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2014.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant - Shakespeare's Kitchen. Offering a wide variety of gourmet dining options, the Shakespeare's Kitchen menu will be announced in the spring of 2014. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

2013 Season Enhancements Back by Popular Demand

To satisfy audience demand for the popular Café Tables and Chairs seating option that the Festival introduced in 2013, LTSF will expand the seating section for the 2014 season. Featuring wait service in a unique, roomy and social seating environment, Café Tables and Chairs are available for purchase by table and will accommodate pairs (Duo) or foursomes (Quarto).

Patrons that select the Festival's Lower Gallery seating section will again enjoy assigned seating in comfortable sling fabric chairs. In the general admission Upper and Side Gallery seating sections, audience members may opt for pre-set chairs provided by the Festival or open beach for blanket seating in the sand.

Ticket handling fees have again been eliminated for all seating options and types in 2014.

Tickets on Sale

Tickets range in price from $15-$85 and are available for purchase online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more. For group info and reservations, call (775) 298-0154.

Sponsorships Now Available

A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Lee Koch at (775) 298-0154 or via email at leek@tahoebard.com.

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region.

The Festival's community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

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