Northwest NEWS

August 5, 2002


Shakespeare production in McCormick Park

by Carolyn Butler
   Duvall Arts Commission
   Last Leaf Productions, Monroe's resident Shakespeare company, transforms McCormick Park into the Forest of Arden on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m., with a free 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. Bring your favorite portable meal and the official tasters will select first, second and third place winners. Prizes include tickets to the Duvall Arts Commission's Arts Onstage mainstage season.
   Belmark's Arts Onstage in the Park is presented by the Duvall Arts Commission, the King County Arts Commission, and local business sponsors.
   For more information about these concerts and for directions to McCormick Park, visit www.
   McCormick Park is located on the Snoqualmie River at NE Stephens St. and Main St. in Duvall.
   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.
   For information, call (425) 788-2983 or
   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 Rd. if you are coming to Duvall from the west or north.
   If you would like to volunteer to help at the summer concerts, please call (425) 788-2983 or e-mail
   Opportunities range from distributing flyers to providing hospitality for the artists to setting up and tearing down shows.