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How do you 'like' your Shakespeare in the park?

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Shakespeare in Duvall's McCormick Park - what a terrific way to spend a beautiful August evening. Last Leaf productions, Monroe's resident Shakespeare company, will transform McCormick Park into the Forest of Arden at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a performance of "As You Like It."

Containing all the ingredients of a classic Shakespearean comedy, this play leads the audience through a maze of sibling rivalries, usurped thrones, alter egos and comic romantic pairings. Indeed, in this play, "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players."

In response to popular demand, the second annual picnic basket contest will be held at this performance. Official tasters will select first-, second- and third-place winners of those portable meals entered. Prizes include tickets to the Duvall Arts Commission's Arts Onstage mainstage season.

This production is part of Belmark's Arts Onstage in the Park series presented by the Duvall Arts Commission, the King County Arts Commission and local business sponsors.

For those with mobility impairments that make accessing the park difficult, the city of Duvall is providing free shuttle service. The shuttle van leaves from City Hall on Main Street every 15 minutes beginning at 6 p.m.

Due to the temporary closure of the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge, be sure to allow time for a detour across the Novelty bridge or High Bridge Road if coming to Duvall from the west or north.

* For more information about this concert or for directions to the park, call (425) 788-2983 or visit www.cityofduvall.com/dac.

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