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The D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program Presents 11 FREE Performances This Summer Throughout the Reno/Tahoe Region

May 29, 2012

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Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

(INCLINE VILLAGE, NV.)  If you're seeking a summer experience that will bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family's life, set some time aside to enjoy a FREE, family-friendly, one-hour performance version of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The 2012 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare production, an adaptation of the Festival's man stage offering, is designed with the young audience member in mind and runs July 29 - August 9 at a variety of outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

"With a cast comprised of professional actors and infused with local Middle and High School students, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program offers children and families in Reno-Tahoe and Carson area a fun and interactive performance of one of Shakespeare's great comedies and is proof of the Festival's commitment to educational outreach within our community," says Joe Atack, education director for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

Now in its 11th year, the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program has entertained over 50,000 children and their families over its history. Each year, the program affords aspiring young actors the opportunity to work with theatre artists in a professional environment and perform at multiple venues throughout our community. Over a four-week period, with eight hour days, the students receive hands-on experience in acting, movement, voice and stage craft. In addition to the student performers, the cast also includes professional actors, designers and stage managers.

For complete information or to reserve free tickets, interested patrons should call (775) 832-1616 or visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com/education/young_shakespeare.

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