Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
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What is today “Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival” began modestly in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. During its run from 1972-1974, Shakespeare was performed on the lawn in front of the Ehrman Mansion until maintenance issues made this venue unsuitable for further outdoor theatrical performances. Two to three years later, under the auspices of the North Tahoe Fine Arts Council (NTFAC), performances were moved to Skylandia Park in Tahoe City, where steady attendance growth surpassed the capacity of parking facilities, and another new home was sought.