Instead of always having our amazing students sign up for courses in order to broaden their knowledge in theatre and become the best actors in Mississauga, we’ve decided to take a different approach…it’s called “Go-out-for-a-night-with-our-amazing-students-to-see-Shakespeare-because-sometimes-you-just-have-to-experience-theatre-and-enjoy-being-an-audience-member-instead-of-always-being-on-stage,-so-why-not-see-The-Taming-of-the-Shrew-in-High-Park-on-August-15th?” (**DEEP BREATH**).
We think this is a really great idea. In fact, we’re making it a tradition. It’s already a tradition because we did it last summer too, and it was a really great night! Therefore, it’s our 2nd Annual Trip to See Shakespeare in High Park. Why not join us? Last summer, we saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream put on by The Canadian Stage Company and we thought it was very well done.
This year, The Canadian Stage Company is putting on both Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew at the Amphitheatre in High Park. Since we like to laugh and not cry at Liberty Junction, we’ve decided to see The Taming of the Shrew.
The Taming of the Shrew follows the romantic entanglements of two sisters, Katherina and Bianca. Frustrated by the swinish men who populate her world, Kate vows she’ll never wed. Bianca has suitors by the truckload, but is forbidden to marry until her older sister has. Bianca’s situation seems hopeless until Kate meets Petruchio, a lost soul with a gambling problem and a wit that rivals hers. This production transposes the play to a contemporary setting in a brightly coloured, plastic world where Eurotrash meets West Hollywood to highlight the enduring relevance of the play’s provocative gender politics. A feast for the eyes, and food for thought.
You can read about High Park HERE!
If you’re 12 years or older and think this would be a really fun thing to do…..read on!
We’ll meet at the Amphitheatre gate in High Park on Thursday August 15th at 6:00pm sharp for a backstage tour, then the guide will show us to our reserved seating and blankets and we’ll get to munch on some pizza before the show! The show will begin at 8:00pm and then we’ll meet back at the gate for parents to pick up. Parents are welcome to attend as well.
Admission is $15 each (includes the backstage tour, the blankets, reserved seating and pizza)
Admission fees can be paid by cash or cheque at the gate.
Cheques can be made payable to Liberty Junction Theatre Inc.
** Please email Candice (Candice@libertyjunctiontheatre.com) by Tuesday August 6th if you plan to attend Shakespeare in the Park! We’d love to see you!