One of my favourite volunteer positions in high school was volunteering at Canadian Stage Company's Shakespeare in High Park as a front-of-house staff member. I'm always thrilled to see which play they choose for the summer and this year, it's a double bill pairing the pastoral comedy, As You Like It, with the bard’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.
Outdoors and under the stars, the plays run on alternate nights from June 26 to Aug. 31, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 pm. My favourite thing to do is to arrive a little early and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy with friends and family.
As You Like It runs from June 26 to Aug. 30 with performances on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 pm. Titus Andronicus runs from June 27 to Aug. 31 with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8 pm.
Both performances run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission at the High Park Amphitheatre. Each performance is pay-what-you can, with a suggested contribution of $20. The productions are presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, York University. Canadian Stage is also offering a limited number of advance premium seat reservations online and YES they now take debit or credit at the entrance.
Learn more at: www.canadianstage.com