Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea
September 4 – 7, 2014
Shakespeare returns to Sidney, with performances of Macbeth and Comedy of Errors alternating Thursday through Sunday, in Beacon Park,for six performances between Sept. 4 and 7.
On the lawns in Beacon Park, audiences will enjoy the second season of Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea as two outstanding plays come to life on the Pavilion stage.
While Robert Light’s Macbeth will be presented in traditional garb, director Geoff Davidson has re-set Comedy of Errors in the late 20th century.
Light said he chose to present the works together because of their common theme.
“They’re both about families,” he said.
“Macbeth is a toxic family — a couple with a child who died that destroys other families. And Comedy of Errors is about a family working to reunite itself.”
With the ocean to one side, a bright sky above and culture in front of you, the experience will be one to remember. See Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, updated to modern dress, while still maintaining its original language. Witches will fly, battles will be had, and tragedy and comedy will capture your attention beneath the sky, entertained by Vancouver Island Shakespeare by the Sea performers.
There will be six performances for you to choose from:
Thursday, September 4th at 7:00PM – ‘A Comedy of Errors‘.
Friday September 5th at 7:00PM – ‘Macbeth’.
Saturday September 6th, at 2PM and 7PM – ‘A Comedy of Errors’.
Sunday September 8th , at 2PM and 7PM – ‘Macbeth’.
* All Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on-line at www.TIDESgroup.com or by telephone 250.999.2997.
Seating at all events is on a first come, first served basis (festival seating). Limited parking is available on the side streets of Sidney. Performances every night rain or shine.
And don’t forget the FREE acting school for children – Sidney’s Stratford School
Come early and enjoy Sidney!
Thank you to our local chefs who are feeding the cast and crew of Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea before each performance so that they may nourish your appetite for culture.