The St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival is drawing to a close but that won’t be the end of the Bard in Prescott.
The Festival’s renditions of Antony & Cleopatra and the Three Musketeers run until August 12th but for the first time in the festival’s 15 year history there will be a third play performed. ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Unabridged’ will open on August 15th and run until August 20th. There will be eight performances, all at Kinsmen Amphitheatre in Prescott. Former Festival Artistic Director Ian Farthing will be starring alongside veteran actresses Susie Burnett and Helen Juvonen.
According to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Unabridged’ has become one of the world’s most popular productions and has been staged in numerous languages. During the performance three actors parody Shakespeare’s plays in shorter, merged versions that often involve audience participation and improvisation.
Festival Artistic Director Rona Waddington says they will only be selling 90 tickets to each of the eight performances because it is meant to be a more intimate play. The third production helps fill a programming gap before the Festival’s annual community production. This year’s community production is Annie.