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Stratford is Bringing Live Shakespeare Back this Summer—With a Twist

Posted under Savour Summer In Stratford on Aug 19, 2020

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If you’re missing your regular fill of live entertainment this summer, look no further because Stratford, Ontario is bringing a whole new vibe to live theatre. From now until August 20th, you can head to the Bruce Hotel on Thursday evenings for a 6 p.m. show of Romeo and Juliet. So, if you’ve been missing Shakespeare or romance this summer, we’ve got you covered with this spectacular outdoor show. However, there’s a bit of a twist.

You remember drive-in movies, right? That’s exactly what’s being offered at the Bruce Hotel. Instead, it’s a 80-minute live show of Romeo and Juliet where every character is played by just four actors. We know what you’re thinking: “That’s a lot of lines to remember.” But these pro actors are ready to impress the crowd with this fast and furious version of one of Shakespeare’s best.

The cast of four include Bruce Horak, Ijeoma Emesowum, Kevin Kruchkywich and Rebecca Northan, who play all the parts in a modern-day version of this famous play. This version of Romeo and Juliet may be different than what you’ve seen before, and that’s because it’s being performed with a local twist. What does a local twist mean exactly? You’ll have to come watch to find out (wink).

For just $30 per person, you can watch this show from the comfort of your car. Grab take-out meals available at The Bruce Restaurant to enjoy during the performance too. When you’ve got all the comfort food and a great show to watch, you’ll be set for the evening to enjoy this theatrical production!

You can purchase your tickets for this event on the Bruce Hotel’s website. Be sure to arrive no later than 6 p.m. at the latest in order to back into a parking space and receive your food on time. The performance will begin as soon as all guests are parked and have been served, so make sure you show up on time to ensure you see the show!

Can’t get enough of the drive-in shows? You’re in luck. Aside from this awesome drive-in Romeo and Juliet show, you can also catch Stratford’s Movies Under the Stars. For just $15 per ticket for adults and $5 for children, you can watch drive-in movies at the Grand Trunk Shops parking lots Tuesday through Saturday. And if you don’t have a vehicle, that’s no problem! There are lawn seats available as well for $15 / 2 people. Some upcoming films include Anthony and Cleopatra, Aladdin, and Alien. Don’t forget to bring your own snacks and beverages and watch out for upcoming double features.

There’s no shortage of entertainment available in Stratford. You don’t need to stay cooped up inside for the rest of the summer. Come out, enjoy the local talent and entertainment and make the most out of your summer! We hope to see you here. Come back and check out our other blog posts for regular event updates and news. Coming up next, we’ll share more live theatre shows that you can attend right here in Stratford.

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