Freewill Shakespeare Festival Announces Plans for 2020 and 2021 Schedules
Today Edmonton's Freewill Shakespeare Festival announced plans for the 2020 and 2021 Festival schedules. Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2020 has been rescheduled.
Many discussions were had with granting bodies and the City of Edmonton, and many hours were spent reviewing the guidelines sent by both the provincial and federal government. The Festival thought long and hard about the decision, and they feel with the current information before them it is the best decision for the safety of its crew, cast, volunteers, and patrons.
"On April 23, Shakespeare's birthday, we will have some more news regarding our staff, summer activities, and our Festival in 2021, designed to keep Shakespeare in the Park in everyone's minds until we can all meet again under the open sky," says Festival Managing Director Nikola Tonn. "Thank you to all of our supporters. Follow us online to keep up to date."
The Festival will be presenting Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing in Hawrelak Park from June 15 to July 11, 2021. Tickets sales are planned to begin in December 2020.
Freewill Shakespeare Festival is a registered charitable organization providing professional and affordable productions of the Bard's work to all audiences.
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is produced annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Created in 1989 by The Free Will Players, this festival began with a truly cooperative, pass-the-hat spirit with the mandate to produce the works of William Shakespeare. The impetus for founding the festival was to satisfy the community need and theatre artists' desire for a professional outdoor Shakespeare Theatre experience in Edmonton. Free Will Players has produced 29 seasons of Shakespeare in the Park, consisting of 49 full-length productions, all remarkably set in the Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton's Hawrelak Park. The program consists of two fully realized Shakespearean productions that run in repertory over four weeks from late June to late July. Productions boast contemporary interpretations of setting, theme, and character to best communicate the plays ideas to a modern audience.