Livermore Shakespeare Festival
at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting
5565 TESLA ROAD
PLEASE NOTE — this is NOT the Wente location on Arroyo Road where the concerts are held
A romantic comedy
July 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
August 1, 2, 2015
All shows at 7:30 PM
In the play, two cousins, raised as sisters, prove the power of their love for each other by running away from an oppressive father and regime. In a forest made magical by love, passions are ignited as the rules of society are softened to fit the natural world. As the artifice of society is worn away, that which is truly important becomes clear, and each character finds their own path to happiness: the fathers, the lovers, and even the clowns. Yes, there will be clowns!
A comedic romance
Adapted by Jon Jory
July 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2015
All shows at 7:30 PM (except Saturday, July 11 Gala Performance at 8PM)
Sense and Sensibility still “holds the mirror up to nature” as women and men relegated to rigid societal roles struggle to balance propriety with desire. Perhaps because the story is set in a time and place where society’s rules are so clear-cut, it is easier to appreciate the predicaments we still find ourselves in today. Two sisters express their passion in wildly divergent ways, while miscommunications fueled by gossip threaten their happiness.