Each year the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program presents an interactive, one-hour adaptation of an LTSF mainstage production that is created with the young audience member in mind at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. We also share the production with other venues throughout the Reno/Sparks, Minden and Tahoe/Truckee region.
This FREE program (suggested donation $5 per adult; $1 per child) affords an amazing live theater experience for young audience members and their families while simultaneously providing opportunities for young and aspiring actors from regional middle and high schools to participate in the production as performers!
Since its inception, Young Shakespeare performances have connected over 60,000 children to the classics – thanks to generous support from LTSF Chair Emeritus, and Young Shakespeare namesake, Geno Menchetti.
Join the cast of the D.G. Mechetti Young Shakespeare Program for an hour-long fun, interactive and music filled 1920’s romp through William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy about young love, Love’s Labour’s Lost.
The King of Navarre and his three friends make a pact. To ensure they remain focused on their studies they will not allow themselves to be distracted by love and therefore no women will be allowed within a mile of the King’s court for three years! No sooner than they agree on the pact but the Princess of France and her ladies-in waiting arrive putting newly made pact to the test. Can the King and his friends resist the charms of the Princess and ladies in-waiting or will the pact be broken?
Although the performances are free, reservations are required due to capacity limits at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and our Partner venues.
|July 24||Good Luck Macbeth Theatre, Reno NV||7:30 PM||50||Click Here for Tickets|
|July 25||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|July 26||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|July 27||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|July 31||CVIC Hall Minden, NV||10:00 AM||290||Click Here for Tickets|
|July 31||Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch, Reno NV||7:30 PM||1000||Click Here for Tickets|
|Aug 1||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|Aug 2||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|Aug 3||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click Here for Tickets|
|Aug 4||Valhalla Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA||12:00 PM||400||Click Here for Tickets|
Seating is general admission (first come, first served). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the Parks staff directly at (775) 831-0494 to reserve parking and confirm unloading arrangements for buses. If you cannot attend, we appreciate advance notice so that we can accommodate other patrons.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s theater at Sand Harbor State Park is an outdoor venue. It is sensible to consider the weather forecast. Young Shakespeare performances at Sand Harbor begin at 10 a.m. (Times vary for other venues.) Temperatures can vary quickly – from cool to hot. Please consider protection from the sun when planning your Sand Harbor visit – especially for younger family members in your party (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and water).
Sand Harbor State Park charges a parking fee ($10 in-state license plates / $12 out-of-state license plates) and debit/credit cards are not accepted. Please plan to pay in cash. Due to higher volumes of summer traffic, please allow some extra time for your visit, plan to arrive early and consider carpooling.
Food and Beverages
We encourage you to bring snacks/water to Young Shakespeare performances at Sand Harbor State Park. Our staff and volunteers thank you in advance for cleaning up after your party’s Young Shakespeare visit as we prepare for evening performances.