What’s On (Edmonton): Freewill Shakespeare Festival – Free Will Players Guild

Brave Girl – Lunchbox Theatre
Photo Credits

What’s On (Edmonton): Freewill Shakespeare Festival – Free Will Players Guild

25th ANNUAL FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

KING LEAR & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
JUNE 25 TO JULY 21, 2013
HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE, HAWRELAK PARK
WWW.FREEWILLSHAKESPEARE.COM

In our 25th season the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is proud to present King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Edmonton’s fabulous river valley.

First, let guest director Jim Guedo take you inside the mind of a monarch going mad in his interpretation of King Lear. Don’t miss this harrowing tale of an aging king, his banished daughter and her tricky sisters who are plotting to take the throne.

LEAR-web-front-handbill

Then, drift into Marianne Copithorne’s fantastical world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where four lovers fall victim to quarreling fairies in this dreamland of mischief and misunderstandings.

MSND-web-front-handbill

Free Will Players is a not-for-profit theatre company formed in 1989. As operators of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, the Players endeavor to create professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future.

King Lear plays on even dates. A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays on odd dates and matinees. No shows on Mondays. Tickets available through Tix on the Square at 780-420-1757 or tixonthesquare.ca. Adults $25.00, Festival Pass $40.00 and Students/Seniors: $17 per show.