Event Date: Jul 2, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Location: Parks in and around Ottawa
A Company of Fools Torchlight Shakespeare, now in it’s 16th year, continues to be one of the most accessible arts initiatives in the city. We tour professional, top-quality theatre (and general summer fun) to over 35 outdoor venues across the National Capital Region. In 2018 there will be 50 performances of Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s most musical comedy. This will be a performance packed with ship wrecks, duels, and mistaken identity. This fast-paced, whimsical show offers something for the whole family.
About 85% of Ottawa residents live less than a ten-minute drive from one of our shows. Well over 100,000 people live within a few minutes walk of one of our shows – and the fact that our summer performances are all pass-the-hat with no tickets required means there’s no excuse not to take in a fun, family-friendly evening of theatre, music and well-being in your own neighbourhood!
a Company of Fools has been delighting audiences all across Canada since 1990 as Ottawa’s original professional Shakespeare company. Inspired by the rogue Elizabethan players who once entertained audiences out of doors, we have built a reputation as a highly physical troupe doing interactive shows both indoors and out. Our award winning shows have toured all across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver to Yellowknife, (and that one time in China). We are a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, which means we contract our artists under the Canadian Theatre Agreement and pay them a standard unionized living wage to share their skills and talents with our beloved audience.
- Live theatre
- Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic
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