Rethinking Utah and Oregon

2009 March 8

I suppose it shouldn’t have surprised me, but my keen plan of flying into Salt Lake City, Utah and seeing the Utah Shakespearean Festival, then renting a car and driving to the Oregon Festival and then to Northern California before returning the car and hopping on a plane back home was a bit ambitious.

But isn’t that what this summer is about anyway?

Aside from the driving, which I think I would have been okay with, the major break up of the plan came when I did what I should have done awhile ago: find out where the Utah festival was at in the first place. And yes, it’s not in SLC and yes it is the opposite end of Utah. So that 2000-mile trek is out and another idea is forming.

Why not all of California?

And it’s not a bad idea: good festivals in the Bay Area and plenty of summer park productions in Southern California (and, thinking of hitting Lake Tahoe toward the end of the little stay in the Golden State).

So, as I continue to tag theater and park productions for the rest of the month, I let the geography breathe a bit and perhaps inhale the Pacific Ocean a bit more.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 March 10

    Hi there – We saw that you are considering visiting Lake Tahoe at the end of your trip – well…we also have a Shakespeare Festival! The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is now in its 37th season, running July 11 to Aug. 23, 2009. This year performances of Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure will alternate Tuesday through Sunday nights. Come catch Shakespeare under the stars at our unique lakeside location…did we mention the white sand ampitheater? Tickets are now on sale!!!

  2. 2009 March 15
    mbn permalink

    So, is it 40 consecutive days or one a day for 40 days or some other combination of 40? Sounds great! mbn

  3. 2009 March 15
    admin permalink

    More metaphor than anything. I think of it in Michael Palin time (as in Full Circle or Pole to Pole): I count the day that I’m “watching” the play.
    Thanks for the question and stay in touch (follow, perhaps, via RSS reader).

  4. 2009 March 15
    admin permalink

    I am planning on stopping by your neck of the woods. I grew up in Santa Rosa and we used to visit the Lake Tahoe area in the winter.
    Looking forward to seeing Measure for Measure there in July.
    Thanks for writing and feel welcome in following via RSS.

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