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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Family-Friendly Mainstage Dream Hits Road

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival logoLake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's mainstage production this summer of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will go on tour in a version specially geared for children.

The free, family-friendly, one-hour performance adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. Designed with the young audience member in mind, the program runs July 29–Aug. 8 at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village, Nev., and other outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

“With a cast comprised of professional actors and infused with local middle and high school students, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program offers children and families in Reno-Tahoe and Carson area a fun and interactive performance of one of Shakespeare's great comedies and is proof of the Festival's commitment to educational outreach within our community,” Joe Atack, education director for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, said in a press release.

Now in its 12th year, the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program has entertained more than 50,000 children and their families over its history. Each year, the program affords aspiring young actors the opportunity to work with theater artists in a professional environment and perform at multiple venues throughout the community. Over a four-week period, with eight-hour days, the students receive hands-on experience in acting, movement, voice, and stage craft. In addition to the student performers, the cast also includes professional actors, designers. and stage managers.

To reserve free Young Shakespeare tickets, call 800-74-SHOWS or visit (groups of 10 or more, call 775-832-1616).

The 2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program calendar follows:

July 15, 2013

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