DIRECTED BY: RICHARD SHERIDAN WILLIS
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most performed and popular of all Shakespeare’s plays and an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for all ages. Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy captivates in this magical tale of two pairs of young lovers lost in the forest, a hopeless troupe of actors, the king and queen of the woodland fairies, and the mischievous sprite Puck, who sprinkles romance and uproarious, free-for-all havoc over everyone.
This production was originally developed in collaboration with The Chekhov Collective
Showtimes available from JULY 8 - AUGUST 5
DIRECTED BY: KERRY ANN DOHERTY
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most perfect plays in western literature that sparkles with all the wit and effervescence of its famous author. It remains relevant today in its gentle and hilarious lampooning of society’s social orders, which is why it continues as a fixture in the world’s theatres. It sprinkles the season with even more comedy on top of the magic of The Dream.
Showtimes available from JULY 12 - AUGUST 5
OF BEING EARNEST
We end the season with the return of the Fools. For one night only, they will bring their comic mastery and physical theatre techniques of slap-stick, mask, and puppetry to bear in a 90-minute Hamlet. For the first time, there will be special seating on stage for those who want to be at the heart of the action.
Showtimes available AUGUST 16
CAST & CREATIVE
Learn more about the talented individuals who bring our productions to life.
From our experienced directors and producers to our talented actors and behind-the-scenes crew, this page provides a glimpse into the diverse and passionate team that makes each performance possible.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
& OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Parts of the theatre are steep, and the terraces are grass-covered, so we advise visitors to wear sensible footwear.
Saturday afternoon performances can be very hot, we suggest you wear a hat for comfort and bring an umbrella for shade or in case of a shower.
We don't like to turn anyone away from our shows, but some visitors are less welcome than others! We have a mosquito trap placed in the amphitheatre, which makes a big difference, but if you are particularly sensitive to mosquitoes, you might want to bring some insect repellant with you, just in case.
HOW TO GET THERE?
The Town of Prescott is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in southeastern Ontario. We are within easy access to many of the region's cities, points of interests, attractions and special activities. We are right across the river from New York State.
Highway 401 and Highway 2 pass through the town while Highway 416, also known as the Veterans Memorial Highway, borders the community.
Parking is available at the bottom of Centre Street, opposite The Red George Pub; on Water Street at the junction of Edward Street; on the east side of town near the fort.
Via Rail trains from Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto to Brockville and then taxi (20 min ride) to Prescott.
FROM THE STATES:
Follow NY-3 W, NY-56 N and NY-68 W to NY-37 E/NY-812 N in St. Lawrence County, take Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge into Canada and then take County Rd 2 heading west to Prescott, Canada
Fly to Ottawa International Airport - then 1-hr drive to Prescott. From the US, you can also fly to Ogdensburg, International Airport in New York State.
YOU HAVE ARRIVED!
If you have to pick up your tickets - go to the box office window by the Marina.
If you have your tickets already printed or on your phone - line up at your nearest entrance to your seats. Ushers will then scan your tickets.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, AS YOU LIKE IT.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US?
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is always looking for friendly, reliable, outgoing volunteers to assist our team in various areas. We are extremely grateful to our volunteers for their time and commitment.
Volunteers play an important role for our Festival and we have many roles for you to choose from.
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR:
Box Office Cashier
Customer Service Rep
WHY BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Meet new people
Learn new skills
See some of your favourite artists or meet new ones
Be a proud member of a great team and know that you are enhancing your community
It's fun, we promise!
If you're interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please sign up here with the following information:
Your full name
A phone number we can reach you by
Which position you are interested in
Tell us about yourself
Special skills/interests, etc.