Shaw Festival firms up plans for 2021 season
|Toronto Star 10 Jun 2021 at 22:58|
The Shaw Festival revealed its casting Thursday for the upcoming performances, which begin outdoors on July 9 with “Charley’s Aunt,” the 1892 farce by Brandon Thomas.
The festival has faced some uncertainty as to whether it could proceed, outdoors or otherwise, but has now revealed that, directed by fest artistic director Tim Carroll, “Charley’s Aunt,” is slated to open in previews on July 9 and stars Andrew Lawrie and Peter Fernandes as two eager young men hoping to court their sweethearts. Mike Nadajewski is wild-card Lord Fancourt Babberley, whose turn in fancy dress just might save the day.
“The Devil’s Disciple” and “A Short History Of Niagara” will be performed outdoors; “Charley’s Aunt” will begin there and is intended to transition into the Royal George Theatre in August or later. The other shows are all intended strictly for indoor performance.
The Shaw Festival plans to present the 2021 season in Niagara-on-the Lake as per this revised schedule; however, performances will only take place if deemed safe to do so.
Also in the lineup are:
Casts of other upcoming outdoor shows, concerts and activities will be announced at a later date. Tickets are available through the Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) and online at shawfest.com .