Tickets for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival go on sale March 19th, kicking off the 23rd season of the summer festival, which will be returning to Vanier Park from May 31st to September 22nd.
Bard’s 2012 season launches with two productions on the BMO Mainstage. First up is the romantic comedy The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Meg Roe. Playing in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew is the drama Macbeth, directed by Miles Potter. The BMO Mainstage is located in the 742-seat Mainstage Theatre tent, specially built in 2011 to offer technical improvements, greater comfort and increased seating capacity.
In the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Studio Stage tent, Johnna Wright directs The Merry Wives of Windsor, set in 1968 Windsor, Ontario, while Bard Associate Artistic Director Dean Paul Gibson helms a rare production of the medieval tale King John, presented in repertory with Merry Wives.
Performances run Tuesdays through Sundays. Evening curtain is at 8pm, except Sunday evenings and from September 5 and onward, when curtain moves one hour earlier to 7pm. Matinees are presented on selected weekends and weekdays.
Play ticket prices include HST and are $40 (evenings) and $21 to $33 (previews & matinees) with a $30 Youth Rate (6-25 years) for evening performances. For the month of June, the adult evening ticket price drops to $36. On Canada Day, July 1, a special $30 all-ages price is in effect for the evening performances.
The performance schedule and information can be found on the Bard website at bardonthebeach.org.
Photo: Andrew Hoyer
Last modified: March 8, 2012