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THE LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 39TH SEASON FEATURING TWELFTH NIGHT

Dec 8, 2010

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Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

2011 Playbill - Twelfth Night

This summer the Festival returns to traditionalShakespeare with one of the Bard's greatest comedies, Twelfth Night, directed by Producing Artistic Director, CharlieFee.  "We promised our faithful audiencea return to ‘real' Shakespeare last year - and we're delivering on thatpromise", says Fee of this season's production. Fee states, "I am thrilled to be directing this wildly funny, deeplymoving play.  Expect a lavish productionwith gorgeous costumes and sets and beautiful music, performed with wit andclarity by one of the best professional acting companies in the West!"

After a shipwreck on an unknown shore, and the lossof her twin brother Sebastian, young Viola must pose as a man to survive inShakespeare's luminous comedy of mistaken identity and passionate romance.  Filled with music, swordplay, dancing andrevelry, Twelfth Night is sure toenchant the entire family!

Purchase your tickets before December31, 2010 and save $5 on all reserved seating! *discount does not include Upper Gallery seating or Youth Tickets.

What's New for 2011

From "real" Shakespeare to ticket fees and reservedseating, we have made some great changes for 2011.

- No More Hidden Ticket Fees.  We have eliminated all ticket service feesthis season.  From now on the price isthe price.  Whether you purchase online,over the phone or at the box office, the cost of your ticket is the same as thepublished price.

- All Lower Gallery Is Assigned.  No more need to line up for hours to securethe best seats in Lower Gallery.  Thisseason when you purchase your ticket a beach chair will be waiting for you -whether you arrive early for dinner at Shakespeare's Kitchen, a walk at Sand Harboror just before the curtain.

- UpperGallery Section now includes preset beach chairs.   Chairs are provided at no cost and we'vekept the open beach for blanket seating in the sand.

- The main gates now open at 5:00 p.m.. Enjoy a drink or dinnerfrom Shakespeare's Kitchen before the show. Main entrance to the amphitheatre will be at the archway inside theconcession area for all guests at 5:30 p.m..  

The Festival provides audiences the unique combination of a stunning lakesidelocation, al fresco dining at Shakespeare's Kitchen, and performances sevennights a week throughout July and August. Festival-goers can expect a lighthearted escape in a refreshing outdoorsetting to spend time with friends and family. The Festival looks forward towelcoming back loyal fans and introducing first-timer visitors to the magic ofthe idyllic lakeside setting where you are sure to make lasting lifetimememories. 

Tickets StartAt $25.00

Purchase tickets online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.comor by calling 800.74.SHOWS (800.747.4697).Prices start at $25.00 for the open-seating Upper Gallery andvary in price up to the Premiumseating sections, which include a reserved Adirondackchair and wait service from Shakespeare's Kitchen.

ABOUT THE LAKE TAHOESHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profitorganizationestablished for the cultural benefitand enjoyment of all residentsand visitors to Lake Tahoe and Reno. Annually drawingmore than 30,000 attendees from across the countryto the specially built Warren EdwardTrepp Stage along the north shoreof Lake Tahoe, theFestival is an advocate for producing the finestcultural events in the region.The Festival's community outreach includes anannualeducational program, InterACT, designedto educate future generations on theimportance of the arts, theater and music andthe D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for the younger audiencepresented free of charge during the summer throughout Lake Tahoe and NorthernNevada.

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