Shakespearean classics with a modern twist
THEATRE | Shakespeare in High Park To Sept. 2, High Park Amphitheatre
Love, both comic and tragic, is in the (open) air this summer as Shakespeare in High Park celebrates its 36th season. Romeo and Juliet’s timeless tale of starcrossed lovers gets a contemporary urban edge in director Frank Cox-O’Connell’s staging, which parallels the play’s violent family rivalry with today’s soccer-hooligan culture. Tanja Jacobs’ Fellini-inspired A Midsummer Night’s Dream relocates the comedy’s enchanted lovers and fairies to a 1950s Italian amusement park.