A hint of summer is in the air, and in Lake County that can only mean one thing: the 6th annual Shakespeare at the Lake! Last year’s production was the tragic Romeo and Juliet, which seemed appropriate considering what a grim year 2020 was. With hope on the horizon in 2021, Lake County Theatre Company and Mendocino College are teaming up for a comedy, All’s Well That Ends Well. Like most of Shakespeare’s comedies, this one tells the tale of unrequited love, mistaken identities, betrayal, and revenge. After a faked death, a miraculous treatment for an incurable disease, and a pregnancy, the play concludes with–you guessed it– a wedding! In the end, all’s well that ends well….or is it? Tune in for the performance to find out!
Due to continued restrictions on large gatherings and uncertainties for what the coming months may bring, this year’s play will again be an online production. We sincerely hope this will be the last virtual one, and that the 2022 Shakespeare at the Lake will return to its rightful outdoor venues in Clearlake and Lakeport along the beautiful shores of Clear Lake. For this year, the entire production will be auditioned, rehearsed, and performed online. Pre-recorded performances will be available for viewing on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 2pm. Actors will be required to register for THEATRE 220 at Mendocino College in order to participate. No experience is necessary, and since the production is entirely online, performers from outside of Lake County are welcome (and encouraged!) to try out. Auditions will be held online on May 13 and 15th. Audition materials will be posted at the LCTC website, lctc.us in early May. To sign up for an audition time slot, email director John Tomlinson at email@example.com. Shakespeare at the Lake is a joint production of the Lake County Theatre Company and Mendocino College, with generous support from the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-278-9628.
By Laura Barnes, Producer