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Classic Bard 'rom-com' featured in Stage Left's 'Shakespeare Under the Stars'

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Island Stage Left presents 'Twelfth Night' in its 2014 production of 'Shakespeare Under the Stars,' opening July 17 at Roche Harbor Resort.
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Shipwrecks, disguises, brash or sometimes foolhardy suitors, mistaken identities… sounds like the cornerstones of a Shakespeare comedy.

And, it is.

Fresh off a week-long tour of the "outer" islands (Orcas, Lopez, Shaw… and Waldron), Island Stage Left returns home to San Juan Island to present "Shakespeare Under the Stars," featuring the Bard's time-tested (400-plus years!) rib-tickling romantic comedy, "Twelfth Night" beginning tonight, July 17, at the Roche Harbor Resort Outdoor Stage.

The curtain goes up at 8:15 p.m. Admission is free; donations encouraged.

The production's six-week run on San Juan Island opens at Roche Harbor, with Thursday-Sunday performances, July 17 thru Aug. 3, and then shifts to Stage Left's home stage, at 1062 Wold Road, for a three-week finale of Friday-Sunday shows, Aug. 8 thru Aug. 24. All performances begin at 8:15 p.m.

Each show is festival seating, first-come, first served, and play-goers are encouraged to bring a jacket, warm clothing or blankets to help ward off the night chill, as temperatures drop as the sun slips under the horizon.

For more about Stage Left: www.islandstageleft.org

Click here for a refresher on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

 

 

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