Summer nights are here with Bard in the Park

A sure sign that summer is around the corner, Bard in the Park returns for its 13th season this June, this year presenting its take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Adrien Beattie, the Community Centre 55 supported event features a cast that “is a mix of familiar faces and newcomers,” said Beattie. “Some […]

The one “no one ever does in a park”

To be, or not to be? That wasn’t much of a question once actors in the local Bard in the Park troupe got the idea of staging Hamlet. But it was a crazy pitch. “Let’s do the one that no one ever does in a park!” is how actor and producer Andrew Patterson remembers it. […]

Bard in the Park marks 10 years with (Shakespearean) tragedy

A foaming shore, a wind-shaked surge, grief of a “flood-gate and o’erbearing nature” – Shakespeare’s words for stormy weather rang especially true last week when Bard in the Park staged Othello at Kew Gardens. The outdoor play got flooded and rained on, almost at the same time. Hours before the show last Monday night, director […]

Dost thou enjoy the Bard? Othello opens in Norwood Park

Swordfights, singing, drunkenness, and love – Shakespeare had fun when he wrote the first acts of Othello. “I’ve watched versions of it where it’s total comedy at the start,” says Sean Killackey, director of the Beach’s Bard in the Park theatre company. “I think that’s what makes it a better tragedy in the end,” Killackey […]

News in Brief for June 10

The Kingston Road Village Art Walk and Street Fest will take place Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Kingston Road from Hannaford Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue. This popular event includes store specials, pop-up galleries, live music, street art, kids’ arts and crafts, food, and lots more. For more information visit […]

News in Brief

What do history, Harris tweed jackets and bicycles have in common? They are all components of the first Ward 32 Tweed Historical Bike Ride. Decked out in their finest woolens, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, the Bard in the Park Thespians and 32 Spokes Cycling Club will lead […]

Bard in the Park presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

Both funny ‘strange’ and funny ‘ha ha,’ Bard in the Park’s June 11-16 performance of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor charmed audiences at Kew Gardens. Director Sean Killackey says the play is Shakespeare’s only true farce, full of zany subplots, swordfights and silly romances, and wins a lot laughs from the fat knight Sir […]