Get Thee to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival


As the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), you may be tempted to groan and think, “All that Shakespeare?” Yep, in one two-and-a-half-hour show, performed in its entirely by just three wildly talented actors. This show is so delightful—funny, modern and campy—that it is well-worth the drive to the lake. Held at the gorgeous Sand Harbor on the Nevada side of Tahoe, the Shakespeare Festival runs through Aug. 22, and it all happens under a star-studded Sierra sky. We promise you will laugh till your sides hurt, especially when bearded guys play the parts of Juliet and Ophelia, or when the audience is exhorted to participate in helping Ophelia get Hamlet’s attention. “Cut the crap, Hamlet! My biological clock is ticking and I want babies now!” Go early and grab dinner at Shakespeare’s Kitchen, and enjoy a bottle of wine while you watch this hilarious performance.