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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Announces Expanded Performance Calendar for 45th Year

November 28, 2016
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Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

The Festival’s 2017 season features an additional week of performances and big savings on Two-Show Package Subscriptions.

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 28, 2016) – Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2017 season. Due to audience demand, the Festival will add an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 27, 2017 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 45th anniversary season is headlined by productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare’s labor of love and laughter, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct The Hound of the Baskervilles and Tyne Rafaeli will direct Love’s Labour’s Lost. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale through December 31st.

In Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, when a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test. Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures, which turns the court topsy-turvy in a Shakespearean study of “Wooing 101.”

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate with terror etched on his face and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned, with his trusty assistant Watson in tow, to unravel the mystery and investigate an ancient curse. This mystery classic is performed by three actors creating dozens of characters in what can only be described as a “tour de farce.” Packed with verbal and visual ingenuity, sleight of hand and a whirlwind of quick-changing characters – this suspenseful theatrical adventure delivers delightfully.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings
Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to both Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Hound of the Baskervilles as part of a 2017 Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to 18% off regular priced tickets when purchasing two-show Subscription Package tickets. Subscription Package ticket discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

Tickets Are On Sale Now. Early Bird Discounts Are Available Through December 31st.
Adult Early Bird tickets range from $25 – $94.Youth Early Bird tickets range from $15 – $25. Early Bird discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Tickets may be purchased online at or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

The Showcase Series
A multi-event Showcase Series will augment the Festival’s 2017 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. The complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2017.

Sponsorships Are Now Available
A wide range of business sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at (775) 298-0154 or via email at

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents of and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout region.