A Fundraising Event for the Highlands Center – June 24 & 2
Reception 6pm. Performance 7pm.
PRESCOTT, AZ –May 2, 2016 In celebration of the Bards 400th Anniversary, The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions present the third annual Shakespeare in the Pines fundraiser, June 24 and 25. This year the Center’s outdoor amphitheater will set the scene for “All’s Well That Ends Well”, in which a young woman is given in marriage to the man she longs for, but, because she is of lower rank, he refuses to accept the marriage. It becomes her challenge to win his acceptance.
An ailing king, a clever young woman, and a runaway groom are the elements of All’s Well That Ends Well, a folktale retold by Shakespeare. Add a kindly countess, a wily widow, soldiers and buffoons: wrap it all up in a final courtroom scene filled with stunning twists and revelations and the result is an evening of entertaining conflict laced with love and laughter.
Prior to the performances, guests will enjoy a reception featuring appetizers catered by El Gato Azul, wine, and beer poured by Lonesome Valley Brewery. The reception begins at 6:00 PM each evening, with the performance starting at 7:00 PM. Desserts by Petite Treats will be served during intermission.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Pines are $60 per person (including reception) and can be reserved now!. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. Proceeds benefit the educational programs at the Highlands Center. The main sponsor of this event is Lamb Cadillac, and other sponsors include Lindquist Realty, Raskins Jewelers, Bergamini Group from Realty Executives, Hepburn Capitol, Vincente Landscaping, and Allegra Printing.
About Laark Productions: Laark Productions is a non-profit theater company committed to serving the population of Northern Arizona. Focused on making classic plays entertaining and accessible, Laark partners with not-for-profit organizations to create productions as singular, site-specific events. Previous productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for the Highlands Center and Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center), Much Ado About Nothing (Camp Verde Library Extension), As You Like It (the Highlands Center) and The Tempest (Arcosanti). Theater performance is an imaginative exchange between the players and the audience and Laark Productions encourage the cast, crew and audience to actively participate in the moment. For more information, visit us at laarkproductions.org