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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 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.

Young Shakespeare 2016
The Comedy of Errors

Join us for the 15th season of the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as we present Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors. Two sets of twin brothers, lost to each other for many years after a shipwreck unwittingly end up in the same city with hilarious consequences for a cast of quirky characters. A fun and interactive hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale about a family reunited through a series of mistaken identities and mishaps.

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SPECIAL EVENT! Will’s Kids August 5th, 2016 3:30PM

Will's Kids Logo with organizationsA collaborative Fundraising Event to support arts for children in the South Lake Tahoe community

Join Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Family Resource Center, Live Violence Free, Tahoe Youth & Family Services, Valhalla Tahoe, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as we celebrate the positive impact of the arts on a young person’s life. These six organizations have come together with the common belief that the arts is a vital component to the development and enrichment of a child’s sense of ingenuity and wonder, and that only by working together can we lift up the future of our community.

Support this collaborative effort with an evening of entertainment on the beautiful historic site of Valhalla Tahoe! See the impact the arts can have firsthand by viewing a free performance of Young Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors put on for over 200 children from the South Lake Tahoe area who participate in youth programming.

Following the performance will be a reception featuring a talkback from select cast members, the director of the performance, as well as from leaders in the service organizations. Appetizers and drink tickets are included in the reception pass.

The program will also feature a children’s art auction with work created by local youth for sale to the public.

Reception passes are $40. The performance is at 3:30pm and the reception will go from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the reception and the art auction will go to support programs for youth in all six non-profits. Come support cooperation for the arts!

 

2016 Young Shakespeare Performance Schedule:

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.

 7/26 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 7/27 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 7/28 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 8/1 CVIC Hall, Minden, NV 10:00 AM 290 Click Here!
 8/1 Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch, Reno, NV 7:30 PM  1000 Click Here!
 8/2 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 8/3 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 8/4 Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park 10:00 AM  500 Click Here!
 8/5 Valhalla Boat House Theatre, Tahoe Tallac, CA 11:00 AM  164 Click Here!
 8/5 Valhalla Boat House Theatre, Tahoe Tallac, CA 3:30 PM  164 Click Here!

 

Tips & Advice
(The following applies to Sand Harbor visits only.)

General

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.

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 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).

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 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.

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