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.
Since 2002 Young Shakespeare has entertained over 70,000 children and their families around the region. Join us this summer as we present an hour- long adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew specifically designed for children and adults alike!
Join the cast of the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program as the cast of local professional actors team up with some of the area’s middle and high school students to present William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.
Baptista Minola has two daughters that he wants to find husbands for. His younger daughter, Bianca, is sweet and quiet. His older daughter, Katharina, is known for being wild and angry, and Baptista is worried no one will marry her. To try and solve his problem, Baptista announces that Bianca cannot get married until Katharina gets married.
Lucentio, a young man from out of town, sees Bianca and falls in love at first sight and it turns out she likes him too! Petruchio has heard about Katharina and decides that he wants to marry her and he thinks he will be able to “tame” her wild behavior. However, when they meet, Katharina does not like Petruchio at all. Will Katharina and Petruchio ever learn to get along? Come to The Taming of the Shrew to find out!
Join us at the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program performances!
All performances are FREE, but reservations are required due to capacity limits at each venue. Click below on your desired date to reserve your tickets.
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.
|7/22||Good Luck Macbeth Theatre, Reno NV||7:30 PM||50||Click here|
|7/23||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|7/24||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|7/24||Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch, Reno NV||7:30 PM||1000||Click here|
|7/25||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|7/29||CVIC Hall Minden, NV||10:00 AM||290||Click here|
|7/30||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|7/31||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|8/1||Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV||10:00 AM||500||Click here|
|8/2||Valhalla Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA||12:00 PM||400||Click here|
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 charges an entrance fee of $10/vehicle.
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.