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“… fun for all ages.” – Mooney on Theatre 

“Derek Kwan makes the most of the smaller role of Oliver, cherishing the language in a speech narrating his transformation from baddie to good guy (he and Miles also do a pretty adorable job playing a flock of sheep). ” – Toronto Star

“I imagine it must have been like this in Shakespeare’s day with the audience being rowdy and the cast having to be totally engaged in telling the story in order to grab the audience’s attention.  I thought the whole experience was thrilling.” – Slotkin Letter

“This show was a joy. Eric Woolfe’s puppets were brilliant (and I got to puppet Silvius), the cast and crew became family, and performing a show outdoors at dusk means that you have some of the best sunsets as a backdrop, in truly breathtaking locations.” — Derek

A prohibition-era comedy with love, music, whiskey and puppets. In William Shakespeare’s Rosalynde (or, As You Like It), Rosalynde escapes into the forest after her life is threatened. There, she embarks upon a bold journey of self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules. Driftwood’s 24th season of theatre under the stars in places you love.

Driftwood Theatre presents:

Rosalynde (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare

Bard’s Bus Tour
July 13 – August 12, 2018
Various Locations Around Southern Ontario

Geoffrey Armour, Sochi Fried, Caroline Gillis, Ximena Huizi, Derek Kwan, Megan Miles, Ngabo Nabea, Eric Woolfe

Director: D. Jeremy Smith
Stage Manager: Kelsey Rae
Musical Director & Composer: Tom Lillington
Set & Costume Designer: Sheree Tams
Puppet Designer: Eric Woolfe and D. Jeremy Smith
Lighting Designer: Michael Brunet

Driftwood Theatre‘s Bard’s Bus Tour is a unique program to bring Shakespeare all over southern Ontario, including under-serviced areas and rural areas. The touring show is designed to be set up and performed pretty much anywhere outdoors, and utilizes elements of its surroundings, making for many magical performances, perfectly lit by the sunset, or with a pristine lake as a backdrop, or in front of an historic barn. This production toured to the following places and beyond:

  • Toronto: Todmorden Mills; Millenium Park (Ontario Place); Parma Park; Oakdale Park; Amos Waites Park
  • Oshawa: Parkwood Estate
  • Bowmanville: Visual Arts Centre of Claringdon
  • Orillia: Leacock Museum National Historic Site
  • Pickering: Esplanade Park
  • Bobcaygeon: Kawartha Settlers’ Village
  • Kingston: Battery Park
  • Port Perry: Scugog Shores Museum Village & Archives
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