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Actors prepare for this month's performances of 'Twelfth Night'

In a dress rehearsal Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the the Highland’s Center for Natural History's outdoor amphitheater, in Prescott, Ruby Ramirez, seated, plays Maria, and Robert Smith plays Sir Andrew Aguecheek as they prepare for the 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pine's benefit, which this year features "Twelfth Night." (K. Burkitt/Courtesy Laark Productions)

In a dress rehearsal Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the the Highland’s Center for Natural History's outdoor amphitheater, in Prescott, Ruby Ramirez, seated, plays Maria, and Robert Smith plays Sir Andrew Aguecheek as they prepare for the 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pine's benefit, which this year features "Twelfth Night." (K. Burkitt/Courtesy Laark Productions)

Shakespeare's comedy “Twelfth Night” will be featured at the 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines fundraiser for children’s nature programs.

The performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays -- June 15 through 16 and June 22 through 23 -- in a picturesque, natural setting of Ponderosa pines, the Highland’s Center for Natural History's outdoor amphitheater, 1375 S Walker Road, Prescott.

Tickets are $60 each and include a pre-performance reception that begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers catered by El Gato Azul, beer from Prescott Brewing Company and wine, coffee and desserts from Petite Treats of Prescott Valley. The performance, by Laark Productions, begins each night among the guests attending the reception.

Lamb Cadillac is the sponsor for the show.

The Highlands Center, established in 1996, is a nonprofit with a mission to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the natural wonders of the Central Highlands of Arizona. Operating on an 80-acre campus near Lynx Lake through a special-use permit with Prescott National Forest, the Center’s programs reach more than 15,000 children and adults each year, supported with contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners.

For more information, see the website www.highlandscenter.org or call 928-776-9550.

Information provided by Laark Productions and the Highlands Center for Natural History