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2011 Playbill - Twelfth Night

This summer the Festival returns to traditional Shakespeare with one of the Bard's greatest comedies, Twelfth Night, directed by Producing Artistic Director, Charlie Fee.  "We promised our faithful audience a return to ‘real' Shakespeare last year - and we're delivering on that promise", says Fee of this season's production.  Fee states, "I am thrilled to be directing this wildly funny, deeply moving play.  Expect a lavish production with gorgeous costumes and sets and beautiful music, performed with wit and clarity by one of the best professional acting companies in the West!"
After a shipwreck on an unknown shore, and the loss of her twin brother Sebastian, young Viola must pose as a man to survive in Shakespeare's luminous comedy of mistaken identity and passionate romance.  Filled with music, swordplay, dancing and revelry, Twelfth Night is sure to enchant the entire family!
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to our region. We strive to plan, produce and advocate the finest cultural events at Lake Tahoe while educating future generations on the importance of including theatre, music and art in their everyday lives.

Tuesday –Sunday, July 15 – August 21, 2011.

Doors open 5:00 p.m., Performance begins 7:30 p.m.

What's New for 2011

From 'real' Shakespeare to ticket fees and reserved seating, we have made some great changes for 2011.
lake tahoe shakespeare festival- No More Hidden Ticket Fees!  We have eliminated all ticket service fees this season.  From now on the price is the price.  Whether you purchase online, over the phone or at the box office, the cost of your ticket is the same as the published price.
- All Lower Gallery Is Assigned!  No more need to line up for hours to secure the best seats in Lower Gallery.  This season when you purchase your ticket a beach chair will be waiting for you -whether you arrive early for dinner at Shakespeare's Kitchen, a walk at Sand Harbor or just before the curtain.
lake tahoe shakespeare festival- Upper Gallery Section now includes preset beach chairs! Chairs are provided at no cost and we've kept the open beach for blanket seating in the sand.
- The main gates now open at 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy a drink or dinner from Shakespeare's Kitchen before the show. Main entrance to the amphitheatre will be at the archway inside the concession area for all guests at 5:30 p.m..   

Curtain Times

Theatre gates open for ALL seating sections at 5:30 pm and each performance begins at 7:30 pm. The concession area will open for food & beverage at 5:00 pm


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Ticket Prices

Midweek Performances

Tuesday - Friday
Premium Seating:  Assigned Seating     $80
Lower Gallery Reserved: Assigned Seating     $42         
Upper Gallery     $25
*Youth - Lower Gallery (15 & under)     $20
*Youth - Upper Gallery (15 & under)     $15
**Lap Child (2 & under)     Free

Weekend Performances

Saturday & Sunday
Premium Seating: Assigned Seating     $85
Lower Gallery Reserved: Assigned Seating     $47         
Upper Gallery     $30
*Youth - Lower Gallery (15 & under)     $25
*Youth - Upper Gallery (15 & under)     $20
**Lap Child (2 & under)     Free

Shuttle Only Tickets

Shuttle only tickets include a shuttle ride to the Festival from Reno or Incline. These tickets do not include a ticket to the Festival and can be added in a customer's cart or can be reserved by calling 1.800.74.SHOWS.  Shuttle tickets will be available at a later date. If you would like us to phone you when they go on sale for 2011, please call our main office to be put on the waiting list. 775-832-1616.        800-74-SHOWS (1800-747-4697)


Layout and Seat Numbers in Theatre

The manner in which the seats are numbered varies depending on the area of the theater you're sitting in. The Premium and Lower Gallery Reserved sections are separated into odd numbers indicating seats on the left side of the house and even numbers indicating seats on the right side of the house. As an example, if you have tickets for Row H, Seats 2 & 4, your seats will indeed be next to each other. The Premium section contains rows A to G. The Lower Gallery section contains rows H to W.  Seats numbers start at the middle aisle and work either left (odd numbers) or right (even numbers). 


Premium Seating

Premium seating includes the closest and most intimate views of the stage - these seats are located in the first seven rows of the theatre and feature a roomy Adirondack chair and wait service to offer you a truly first-class experience at our theatre. Food and beverages from Shakespeare’s Kitchen are delivered directly to patrons up to a 1/2 hour before the start of the performance and then again during intermission. Dinner, drinks and gratuity are not included in ticket price. Please note; due to space restrictions, coolers are not allowed in this section.  


Lower Gallery Reserved

Lower Gallery Reserved is new for 2011 and now features 100% assigned seating. Due to an overwhelming request, we are thrilled to offer this new aspect. There is no need to wait in line for hours ahead of time to secure your seat in the theatre.  All seats are pre-set high-backed beach chairs. When choosing your tickets, the best seats available are automatically assigned to you. Please note: Cooler size is limited in this section to 14" long x 9" high x 10" wide.  


Upper Galley

Upper Gallery is an open seating tier located behind the Lower Gallery Reserved section; the uppermost section of the amphitheatre. New in 2011, chairs are pre-set low-backed sand chairs as well as open sand for blanket seating. There is no extra charge if you choose to sit in an awaiting chair or spread out picnic style in the sand. This section is still seated on a first come first served basis. Seats are NOT pre-assigned here.   


Youth Tickets

Youth tickets are valid for guests15-years-old and younger for all performances and are for seating in the Lower Gallery Reserved or Upper Gallery seating sections only. 


Free Lap Child

Children age 2 and under may attend the performances for free as a Lap Child of a patron seated in the Lower Gallery Reserved and Upper Gallery. There are no Lap Children permitted in Premium seating section. Children who require their own seat must purchase one at the youth rate

Persons with a Disability, Wheelchair Seating & Assisted Listening Devices

Wheelchair and accessible seating is available, as are assisted listening devices.  Please call the Box Office at (800) 74-SHOWS to order your tickets and make arrangements.  Patrons who use a wheelchair may enter the amphitheatre either through the main gates or via the wooden walkway that parallels the lake behind the stage.  For all mobility impairment seating, please check in with the on-site Box Office for escort to your seats.  Although we will make every accommodation to seat your entire party together, due to limited seating, we can guarantee to seat only one companion guest with each patron.  If you would like, please ask your reservationist to sit additional guests as close as possible.
Wheelchair seating will be to the far house left of premium seating. Mobility impairment seating will be to the far house left of lower gallery reserved, just as you enter the amphitheatre, limiting the need to walk far into the theatre or in the sand.
Patrons using assisted listening devices will be asked for a driver’s license or credit card as a deposit only, to be returned at the conclusion of the performance upon return of the device. There is no actual charge for the use of device. Service animals, which are individually trained to perform tasks for patrons with disabilities, are permitted. Service animals are considered working animals, not pets, which are strictly prohibited in Nevada State Park at Sand Harbor.

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