Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

“If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!”

The 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival enters its final weekend of the 2011 season, and will present “Twelfth Night” Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30pm at Sand Harbor. Come watch a wildly lavish production full of great dancing, swordplay, mischief-causing, music, and overall revelry in an alpine-lake-peninsula-theatre that has simply been called, “the most beautiful venue in the world.”

Shakespeare packages are still available at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn which will get you tickets to the show along with a picnic basket of wine, cheese, crackers, and a blanket for when the stars come out overhead to shine down on the stars of stage. (Don’t forget that our namesake, PlumpJack, was the Queen’s nickname for Henry V’s and The Merry Wives of Windsor’s, Sir John Falstaff, and we love all things ‘Speare’.)

Make a day of it and head over early to the beautiful beaches and innumerable magical coves of the east shore near Sand Harbor and find yourself in an exotic land like Viola – just try to avoid any shipwrecks, and only dress up like a member of the opposite sex if you really want to. Watch out for those, who like Sirs Toby Belch and Andrew Aguecheek tip back too many ales and act ridiculous. And welcome any encounter with those like town funnyman, Feste, who indeed are “wise enough to play the fool,” cloaking sage advice in silly tongue.

And perhaps on your hike around the shore you might come to the next inlet, peer ‘round one of the massive boulder-caves, or glimpse through the foliage Viola’s twin brother Sebastian for whom she took for dead, and all can come together for a raucous triple marriage.

After some beach time get to the theatre early and dine in Shakespeare’s Kitchen. I’d highly recommend the Southern Burger comin’ with a half-pound of meat, pulled pork, grilled onions, and cheese on a delightful bun. Buy some wine or bring your own. It’s all very casual, as Tahoe Shakespeare is just out to provide “cultural benefit and enjoyment to all residents and visitors to (the) region… to plan, produce, and advocate the finest cultural events… while educating future generations on the importance of including theatre, music, and art in their everyday lives”. Job well done.

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And if you can’t make it up in time for this wonderful Lake Tahoe event, don’t fret. There are literally activities all the time up here. Hop online or just wait ‘til you get up to PlumpJack and ask any one of our knowledgeable and approachable employees. Music, food, the arts, wine, beer – there are festivals of all kinds up here

is how we do it by this lake in the mountains, a place that Mark Twain once simply called, “the most beautiful place in the world.” Come on up and form your own opinion; and as always let the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn take care of your mountain getaway.

Visit us online or call: 530.583.1576 to book your stay with us.

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