Where: Nine Ontario communities including Kingston, Bloomfield, Quinte West, Peterborough, Oshawa, Pickering, Ingersoll, Toronto and Burlington.
When: August 5-27, 2023
Cost: Tickets are PWYC and audiences are invited to select from among four set ticket prices ($15, $35, $50, $75) which is best suited to them. Can be purchased online driftwoodtheatre.com.
Details: With gratitude to audiences, artists and company members who have shared in nearly 30 years of outdoor summer theatre, Driftwood Theatre will bring its celebrated Bard’s Bus Tour to a close in 2023 with its most personal production to date: Living With Shakespeare, a love-letter to the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare.
Living With Shakespeare, created by Jeremy Smith and Steven Gallagher, brings Jeremy officially back to the stage for the first time in over a decade as he reckons with his life-long relationship to the Bard of Avon. Weaving scenes, passages and music from Shakespeare’s greatest plays with personal stories from Jeremy’s lifelong relationship to the Bard, Living With Shakespeare is an exploration of our continuing fascination with the world’s most recognizable playwright.
On August 23, Driftwood will present a live virtual talkback with Jeremy Smith and Steven Gallagher to discuss the creation and final leg of the Living With Shakespeare tour.
Bard’s Bus Tour 2023 Schedule:
-August 5 & 6 (previews) – Kingston at Springer Market Square in association with The Kick & Push Festival
-August 9 (Opening) & 10 – Prince Edward County at The Eddie Pavilion presented by County Stage
-August 11 – Quinte West at Trent Port Marina in association with the City of Quinte West
-August 12 & 13 – Peterborough at Peterborough Museum and Archives in association with the Peterborough Museum
-August 15 & 16 – Oshawa at Ed Broadbent Park presented by the City of Oshawa
-August 17 & 18 – Pickering at Esplanade Park in association with the City of Pickering
-August 19 & 20 – Ingersoll at Ingersoll Cheese Museum in association with the Ingersoll Cheese Museum
-August 22 & 24 – Toronto at Kew Gardens Park
-August 25, 26 & 27 – Burlington at Royal Botanical Gardens presented by the Royal Botanical Gardens