Thanks to the vision and determination of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's pioneering artists, the adventure that began in 1953 with two productions in a tent is now North America's premier repertory theatre. In a season celebrating 60 years of theatrical achievement, the Festival presents 14 productions in five venues, featuring Christopher Plummer and one of the finest acting companies in the world. The season runs now thru October 28.
Watch a trailer of the Festival's upcoming productions below!
The 2012 season truly features something for everyone. For history lovers, there's Henry V, The War of 1812 and Wanderlust, a new musical set during the gold rush of the Great North. Lovers of romance will enjoy The Matchmaker, as well as the classic Shakespeare plays Cymbeline and Much Ado About Nothing. Another classic, the Greek tragedy Elektra, comes from the hand of one of Greece's most avant-garde directors. Lovers of literature will want to see Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two. For families, there's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, MacHomer and The Pirates of Penzance. A season rich in musicals also features the Broadway favourite 42nd Street.
Those looking for new Canadian work will be thrilled to see three world premie?res. In addition to Morris Panych and Marek Norman's Wanderlust, the Festival will present The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor and Hirsch by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson. Fully half of the season's works are by Canadian playwrights.
For full details of the season and to order tickets, visit the Stratford Shakespeare Festival online at www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com, or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.