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D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program

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Interactive Family Fun!
Our education programming engages all ages.

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 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.

Young Shakespeare 2015
Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s most enduring love story, Romeo and Juliet is the tale of two star-crossed lovers whose families are locked in an ancient and bitter feud. Undeterred, the lovers endeavor to overcome the conflict, in the hopes that their love will bring peace, and unite their community. Conceptually set in Verona High School in the 1980s, this season’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program adaptation promises to provide a unique and memorable introduction to Shakespeare’s play that is not to be missed!

Performance Schedule:

Although the performances are free, reservations are required due to capacity limits at Sand Harbor State Park and our Partner venues.

07/27 CVIC Hall, Minden, NV 10:00 AM  290 Click Here!
07/28 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
07/29 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
07/30 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
08/03 Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch, Reno, NV 7:30 PM  1000 Click Here!
08/04 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
08/05 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
08/06 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park NV 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
08/07 Valhalla Boat House Theatre, Tahoe Tallac, CA 11:00 AM  164 Click Here!
08/07 Valhalla Boat House Theatre, Tahoe Tallac, CA 2:00 PM  164 Click Here! 

Tips, Advice & Policies

Weather: 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 begin at 10 a.m. Temperatures can vary quickly – from cool to hot. Please consider protection from the sun when planning your visit – especially for younger family members in your party (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and water).

Parking: 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. Our staff and volunteers thank you in advance for cleaning up after your party’s Young Shakespeare visit as we prepare for evening performances.

Donations: While the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program is FREE to attend, it requires significant LTSF resources to produce every season! The production is made possible in-part through generous support from D.G. Menchetti, the Nevada Arts Council and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation. Please consider donating on the day that you attend to help make future Young Shakespeare performances possible. Our suggested donation is: $5 per adult and $1 per child.

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