INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" is the headlining production of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's 40th anniversary season.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival to be held July 13-Aug. 26 at Sand Harbor State Park on the beach at Lake Tahoe's North Shore.
Charles Fee will direct Shakespeare's romantic comedy, which will include live onstage music as an underscore to the play.
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a favorite of mine," Fee said in a statement. "In 'Two Gents,' Shakespeare is exploring, perhaps for the first time, all of the themes of love, friendship, betrayal, and coming of age that will mark his works for the rest of his life. It is a deeply romantic and absurdly funny play."
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be performed Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Free parking at Sand Harbor for festival guests begins at 5 p.m., and gates open for seating and dining at Shakespeare's Kitchen at 5:30 p.m. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Monday Showcase Series begins July 16 and concludes Aug. 20. The complete Monday Showcase Series lineup will be announced in the spring.
"Our Monday Showcase Series is the perfect compliment to our Shakespeare season as it provides audiences with an incredible range of music and other events in the majestic setting of Sand Harbor State Park," Fee said.
Two new sections that have been added to the amphitheater's seating charts. Cabaret Table Seating will offer cafe style tables with seating for four in comfortable chairs located in the popular Premium seating area. The new table seating section will be available for purchase beginning in spring 2012.
Cabaret Table Seating will offer all of the fine amenities that are available in the premium section, which include an excellent view of the entire stage, personal wait service and dinner with a selection of gourmet meals, desserts and beverages. The festival has also created a new Side Gallery seating section that is conveniently located just inside the gates and offers one of the most affordable ticket price points.
Tickets for "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" range in price from $15 to $85, and can be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 1-800-74-SHOWS beginning in the spring. Corporate and individual sponsorships are currently available by contacting the Marketing Department at 775-298-0154.