The 11th season of the company's "Shakespeare under the Stars" offers three plays. The slapstick-filled The Cmplt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) runs through Sept 17 (Sundays at 8, through Sept 17, with no show on Aug. 27). Cyrano de Bergerac, based on Edmund Rostand's classic love story, runs through Aug. 19 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.). The Merchant of Venice runs Sept. 1&-30 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with special matinees on Sept 3 and 10 at 4 p.m). All plays take place at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican College, San Rafael. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $12 for youth. 415/456-8104.
Shakespeare at Stinson
The Bard goes to the beach (or darn near, anyway) in this company's performances. This year, catch The Comedy of Errors through Aug. 13, and Macbeth from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15. And for God's sake, bring a blanket, because when the sun goes down, the temperatures plunge. The action starts Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. on Hwy. 1 at Calle del Mar, Stinson Beach. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for ages 16 and under. 415/868-1115.
The Avalon Players
Now in its 20th season, the company offers The Taming of the Shrew through Sept. 24 every Sunday at 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma. Tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. 938-1266, ext. 1466.
Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Festival
Catch three plays in revolving repertory during this nine-year-old company's season. Henry V runs Aug. 19 and 20 and Sept. 3 and 8. Twelfth Night runs Aug. 13 and 18 and Sept. 2. Good Night, Desdemona, Good Morning, Juliet runs Aug. 19 and 20 and Sept. 3 and 8. Shows take place at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for ages 12&-18. Call for times. 584-1700.
From the August 10-16, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.
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