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Shakespeare in the Park on the Eastside

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Last Leaf Productions kicks off its 20th season of Shakespeare in the Park performances with King Lear and Twelfth Night.  Performances are:
 
June 15 Monroe Lake Tye Park– Twelfth Night
June 29 Monroe Lake Tye Park – King Lear
June 30 Arlington Terrace Park – King Lear
July 7 Woodinville 21 Acres – Twelfth Night
July 14 Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival at Twelfth Night and King Lear
August 4 Woodinville 21 Acres – King Lear
August 12 Lake Stevens Eagle Ridge Park – Twelfth Night
August 15 Bellevue Northwest Arts Center – Twelfth Night
August 26 Lake Stevens Eagle Ridge Park – King Lear
 
King Lear: Fake news, paranoia, money, power, betrayal, all not new in politics.  Lear falsely believes his daughter’s betrayal and flies into a paranoid rage setting off worsening actions all around him.  So much could have been prevented if only he had actually listened to his one loyal daughter…Running time about 1 ½ hours.
 
Twelfth Night is a fun romp we have set in the roaring 20’s with twins separated in a great storm but brought unbeknownst to the other to an island.  The sister Viola, suddenly alone in a strange land disguises herself as a man called Cesario to gain work in the Dukes household.  Quickly she is drawn into a gender confused love triangle with the lady Olivia falling in love with “him” and brother Sebastian(identical twins!), and she herself for the Duke Orsino.  Meanwhile Toby and Andrew are in the throes of teasing poor Malvolio to think the Lady Olivia is in love with him!  Who needs soap operas, it’s all here! Running time about an hour.
Performances are free but donations to the actors greatly appreciated!  See website www.lastleaf99.org for more information and times.

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