You can watch Shakespeare live in High Park this summer

May 27 2019, 6:15 pm

Get ready to enjoy some magic under the stars, as Toronto’s annual Shakespeare in High Park is back.

The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare returns on July 4 and will run until September 1. The long-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 37th year and takes on two classics this year.

This summer’s plays include the comedic tale of love and desire, Much Ado About Nothing, and the timeless story of morality and power, Measure For Measure.

Both are contemporary adaptations directed by Dora Award-winners Severn Thompson and Liza Balkan, and examine themes of gender, misogyny, patriarchy, feminism, deception, power, and politics and have great significance with the rise of #MeToo and call-out culture.

2019 Performances:

  • Measure for Measure: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 pm
  • Much Ado About Nothing: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 8 pm

Shakespeare in High Park

When: Tuesday to Sunday, July 4 to September 1
Time: All performances begin at 8 pm
Where: High Park Amphitheatre
Price: Tickets are pay-what-you-can