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Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park this August

Global Village – Blue Dot Band

Where: High Park Amphitheatre
When: Month of August
Cost: All events are free. Daytime events (Community Citizenship Ceremony and Global Village) do not require a ticket; entry to Territorial Tales pre-show performances is included with admission to Shakespeare in High Park. Each Shakespeare in High Park performance is pay-what-you can (suggested $20 contribution) and premium seats can be reserved by donation in advance for $25, online at canadianstage.com or by calling the Canadian Stage box office at 416.368.3110.

Details: In celebration of Shakespeare in High Park’s 35th anniversary season and Canada’s 150th, Canadian Stage is proud to announce a series of free events taking place at the High Park Amphitheatre throughout the month of August, including a showcase of new short plays by the participants of Territorial Tales, the company’s 2017 Youth Engagement Project; a Community Citizenship Ceremony, and a Global Village Family Festival.

In keeping with Shakespeare in High Park’s 35 year tradition of accessible outdoor theatre for all, this diverse slate of pre-show activities and daytime cultural events will offer audiences opportunities to immerse themselves in the personal stories and powerful experiences that make up our global landscape:

Territorial Tales – Engage in the premiere of three short plays based on themes of displacement, migration and the recapturing of spirit, penned by selected participants of Canadian Stage’s 2017 youth engagement program and performed before the start of King Lear and Twelfth Night by six youth actors. In partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Sketch and Kids Up Front.

All Territorial Tales performances take place August 3-September 2 at 7:30pm at the High Park Amphitheatre (prior to performances of King Lear + Twelfth Night) and are included with entrance to Shakespeare in High Park.

Community Citizenship Ceremony  – This event will honour Canada’s newest citizens with an afternoon of roundtable discussions, short performances featuring ensemble members of Shakespeare in High Park and a keynote speech from Salah Bachir, Chancellor of OCAD University and President of Cineplex Media. Co-hosted with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).Takes place August 3 at 2:30pm, no ticket required.

Global Village We Are Our Story – Kick off the August long weekend early with this free family festival devoted to the stories and experiences that make up our Global Village. A day-long celebration of the land we share with immersive activities including live musical performances, DIY workshops, delicious food tastings, storytelling and more. Featuring an opening performance from the Woodland Cultural Centre; the globe-trotting musical offerings of Amai Kuda & Y Josephine and the Blue Dot Band; food demos from Not Far From the Tree Cider and Sang Kim Kimchi; Ukranian craft workshops from Folk Camp, and more. Takes place August 4, 11am to 4pm, no ticket required.

More Info: @CanadianStage  www.canadianstage.com/online/Shakespeare