Last summer, Vacant Lot Productions and the Arlene Francis Center unveiled Santa Rosa's most intriguing "playhouse" when they debuted Shakespeare in the Cannery
, set within the remaining walls of what used to be a large cannery in Railroad Square. The al fresco theater returns this week with Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies, Twelfth Night packs in all the classic tropes of cross-dressing and mistaken identity in a story that has entertained audiences for 400 years. Shakespeare in the Cannery invites you to bring a picnic and blankets when you come to the show, opening on Friday, July 10, at 3 West Third St., Santa Rosa. Gates at 5pm, show at 7pm. $5-$25. shakespeareinthecannery.com.