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Outdoor Summer Theatre

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Go play outside

Open-air plays mean we can observe the actors "behind the scene". One day at Withrow Park, what I mistook for a flea market clothing sale was actually the actors' costume rack. The attention of other passers-by was caught and we all decided to join in the crowd already following the outdoor play. I watched a little boy strolling along the park's path, unaware a Shakespeare play was taking place right next to it. The actor's voices were strong, which was a good thing with all those cicadas singing in the background! Some spectators came fully equipped to enjoy the show. The man in front of me brought his folding chair and coffee in a thermos. A mother of three was offering an endless supply of snacks to her kids. Babies were quietly sleeping in their parent's arms. There was even a master petting a happy dog by his side. The following links belong to companies offering Shakespeare outdoor summer theatre in different venues throughout the GTA: Driftwood Theatre, Humber River Shakespeare, Dream in High Park.

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