By Genna Martin, Herald photographer
Laurel Livezey (center) talks to Olena Hodges (left) and Valerie Huntington (right) as they prepare backstage for a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” on Saturday evening at the Island Shakespeare Festival in Langley on Whidbey Island.
The festival raised more than $32,000 this year to purchase a custom circus tent (at right). Free showings of the play continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until Sept. 15.
For ticket information go to www.islandshakespearefest.org/.