What a difference a year makes.
In 2008, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival began producing its plays in house for the first time, and the result was rocky. The shows were inconsistent in quality, and the original musical “Cambio” had more problems than any production I’ve seen at the festival’s lovely Sand Harbor venue.
Fast forward to 2009 and the festival is happily back on track with two terrific plays: “Measure for Measure” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”
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Henry Woronicz, new executive producer for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, says audiences this year should expect a lot more than lapping waves and a great view.
“One of the challenges of this festival is that the venue is so beautiful that you’ve got to make the plays equally interesting,” Woronicz said. “You really have to because if they lose interest in the play, they have these wonderful dinners and glasses of wine. “» Friends of mine, over the years, have seen a play there and I always ask them what they saw, and they can never remember. They talk about the venue. They talk about how beautiful it was sitting on the beach.”
Woronicz says he wants his audiences to walk away talking about the plays.
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