Fakespeare Festival – August 2016

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AUGUST 3rd – 28th
THE YORK THEATRE

 A cheeky new festival celebrating clever Canadian twists of Shakespeare!  Love the Bard, but need a new angle?  Not a big fan of Will, but love a saucy show with lots of laughs?  Then this festival is for you!  

TWO AWARD WINNING COMEDIES ARE PRESENTED IN REPERTORY

Print2015 Pick of the Fringe at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
5 Stars from the Vancouver Sun 

Locally written by Andrew Wade and Jenny Andersen, this is the world premiere of its full 2 Act glory!  Young William Shakespeare bemoans that no one seems to care for his Titus Andronicus?  Well what could possibly improve murder and mayhem better than singing and dancing?  And make it funny!  Yes, that’s it; people love a comedy!

MORE THAN A PARODY – MORE THAN AN ADAPTION
IT’S A BLOODY GRAND TIME!

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Governor General’s Award winning play

Written by Ann-Marie MacDonald.  Were Shakespeare’s classic tragedies Othello and Romeo and Juliet originally comedies that got lost in translation? That’s what Constance, a young English literature prof from Queen’s University believes.  So begins a comedic search for the ‘lost fool’ and perhaps herself, with the help – and hindrance – of fair Juliet and wise Desdemona.

A FOOL BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD STILL BE FUNNY!

 

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