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July 22, 2008

Shakespeare at CamosunThe Victoria Shakespeare Society returns with its sixth consecutive summer festival. This year the Society is excited to present Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest at the Camosun College Lansdowne Campus.

These long-time favorites are directed by Fran Gebhard and Clayton Jevne. The Victoria Shakespeare Society is sure that you will agree that these two excellent plays and directors will make for an unforgettable summer of Shakespeare.

Five years have past since the Shakespeare in the Summer (SITS) festival changed hands from Theatre Inconnu to the Victoria Shakespeare Society. Since the initial 2003 show in Centennial Square, audiences have increased from 500, to 1628 people per year. All in all, over 7,100 patrons have attended the Society's main stage productions, making it a rising star in the Victoria festival scene.

Actors from Shakespeare at CamosunThe Society also takes an active interest in community involvement. They have a long-standing tradition of donating the proceeds of their preview night shows to the Camosun College Foundation. The Foundation maintains a fund that is paid out as an award to a worthy Camosun College English student for exceptional achievement. The Society is always proud to be able to support students of the bard in their quest to master the English language. Who knows where the next Shakespeare will be found?

The festival runs from July 10th through till August 16th with preview nights on July 8th and 9th. Tempest performances are on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Much Ado About Nothing performances are on Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets are $14 for Students & Seniors, $17 for Adults and Children 12 & under are still free, (Must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets for two performances are $25 for Students and Seniors, and $28 for Adults. Tickets are available at the door and at the McPherson box office at 386-6121.

Come out on a summer evening and see why the Victoria Shakespeare Society expects to be busy for years to come.


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Last updated: May 31, 2010 3:25 pm

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