Helms takes over as executive, artistic director of Shakespeare in the Vines

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Sheila Havens Ryle announces in a Facebook live event that she would be stepping down after 14 years as artistic and executive director of Shakespeare in the Vines, a local theater company that produces outdoor theater at wineries in Temecula Wine Country. Courtesy photo
Shakespeare in the Vines founder, executive director and artistic director Sheila Havens Ryle announced in a Facebook live video event recently that she would be handing over the reins to Preston Helms to serve as executive and artist director of the theater troupe going forward after 14 years in charge. “It’s time for me to turn over the job of artistic director and executive director to a fabulous young man who’s been an actor with us and he’s wonderful,” Ryle said in the video. Ryle, who has been dealing with some health issues for the past several years, said she would continue to be on the board but without quite so many responsibilities. “I deserve a break,” she said. “I’m humbled and honored to really get this position,” Helms said in the video. In
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