||This 18th season of one of our region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events features the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s first performance of Antony and Cleopatra and a return of Twelfth Night. Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. Antony and Cleopatra Directed by John Slade Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. (except Independence Day) June 27-29, July 3, 5-6 and July 11-13 Shakespeare’s classic historical tragedy focuses on the great love story of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and the Roman general Marc Antony. The Kingsmen production is set in the fascist world of the 1930s amid a clash of cultures and a treacherous world of shifting alliances. It is an intimate epic full of variety that resonates today. Twelfth Night Directed by Kevin P. Kern Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. July 18-20, July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3 One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night features a world out of kilter, disguises and wacky slapstick moments. Returning director Kevin P. Kern sets the play in the vaudeville era. The misadventures begin during a violent storm at sea when Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are tossed ashore and separated. The play is filled with madcap characters, misplaced love, swapping of social positions and revenge. Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is the professional theatre company of CLU. The nonprofit organization coordinates apprentice programs for professional and aspiring Shakespearean actors, an educational tour program in local schools, and summer theater camps for youth. General admission is $20 for adults and free for those under 18. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. For more information, visit www.kingsmenshakespeare.org or call 805-493-3014.