Weston’s resident theatre company, Shakespeare in Action will begin performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream next week for a two-week run in Little Avenue Park. The show will preview on Tuesday July 16 and Wednesday July 17. During these two nights, the company will rehearse, fine-tune and block the show using the unique features of the park.
For many in Weston, this will be the first chance to see SIA perform. Seven actors will play the various roles – this is a comedy and one of Shakespeare’s more accessible plays so it should be entertaining for all ages. Expect some interactivity and not all of the performance will be on stage.
Admission is free and seating is on the park’s grassy area, or bring a lawn chair. A limited number of rental chairs will be available each night. Some people are planning to picnic beforehand or purchase take out food from one of our many local restaurants. Just remember to put all litter in the trash cans.
SIA’s Community Outreach Coordinator Catriona Leger says that performances will be cancelled if it looks like bad weather will persist through the evening. A decision will be made by 6:00 pm each night and broadcast on social media.
The company requests that people refrain from taking photos or videos during performances for copyright reasons.
The play will last for 75 minutes and Catriona suggests that it will be great for audiences of all ages as well as a pre-bedtime treat for young children.
Performance Schedule: Starting time is 7:00 pm for all performances.
- Tuesday July 16, Preview
- Wednesday July 17, Preview
- Thursday July 18, Official Opening and Performance
- Friday July 19, Performance
- Saturday, July 20, Performance
- Sunday July 21, Performance
- Tuesday July 23, Performance
- Wednesday July 24, Performance
- Thursday July 25, Performance
- Thursday July 26, Performance
- Friday July 27, Performance
- Saturday July 28, Performance
- Sunday July 28, Performance and closing night.
You have only until May 31 to take the York South–Weston recreation programming survey. The city is asking residents so that they have a better sense of what sports, arts, and social programming to bring to the recreation centres around the riding.
If, like me, you’ve occasionally woken up too late to get programming for the kids, you might want to weigh in.
#CityofTO is conducting a community needs assessment for recreation programming in Ward 5 (York South-Weston)
The survey that will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous.https://t.co/lk1ub3Bo3H
— City of Toronto PF&R (@TorontoPFR) May 25, 2019
There was a line-up of eager plant buyers before the 9:00 am opening of the Roselands Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale at the Eglinton Flats. Roselands has been going strong since 1926 and uses sale proceeds to fund their work with local schools and with West Park Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility.
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