Written by William Shakespeare


June 6 – July 6 | 2024




Shakespeare’s bombastic comedy about Love transformed has not been performed at the Ruins since 1995! The play is primed for a joyous revival. The Trappist park will effortlessly transform itself into the Forest of Arden, where young lovers and age-old fairies wage battles of power and desire. This is Shakespeare’s first great comedy, and undoubtedly one of his most enduringly popular. It has all the ingredients of a classic romantic comedy: a magical setting; a merry go round of earnest young lovers; a fairy king and queen; a troop of hapless comic actors…all given a supernatural spin over a single moonlit night.


A promenade performance at The Ruins @ Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park

Run time: 2.5 hours including intermission


$40.00 Regular Admission

$25.00 Discounted Admission (for patrons under 30, members of the theatre industry, under-employed folks or people living on a fixed-income such as EI, EIA or CPP.)

Pay What You Can Tuesdays

June Dates

Week 1                                                                              
Thu       6-June (07:00 PM) 
Fri         7-June  (07:30 PM) 
Sat        8-June  (02:00 PM & 07:30 PM)
Sun       9-June  (02:00 PM)

Week 2 
Tue      11-June (07:30 PM)
Wed     12-June (07:30 PM)
Thu      13-June (07:30 PM)
Sat       15-June  (07:30 PM)
Sun      16-June  (02:00 PM)

June Dates     

Week 3 
Wed     19-June  (07:30 PM)
Thu      20-June (07:30 PM)
Fri        21-June  (07:30 PM)
Sat       22-June  (02:00 PM)

Week 4
Tue      25-June  (07:30 PM)
Fri        28-June  (07:30 PM)
Sat       29-June  (02:00 PM)
Sun      30-June  (02:00 PM) – In the Grove, Stationary

July Dates

Week 1 
Wed     3-July  (07:30 PM)
Fri        5-July  (07:30 PM)
Sat       6-July  (02:00 PM & 07:30 PM)


An intimate, audio conversation between Director, Rodrigo Beilfuss & Stratford’s Jessica B. Hill on Dream, Iago Speaks and all things Shakespeare.



Sharon Bajer  Titania / Hippolita
Joshua Beaudry  Bottom / Egeus
Melissa Langdon Helena / Moth
Christine Leslie  Lysandra / Starveling / Peaseblossome
Arne MacPherson  Oberon / Peter Quince
Ross McMillan  Puck
Hera Nalam  Hermia / Snug / Mustardseed
Tom Soares  Theseus / Flute / Cobweb
Elio Zarrillo  Demetrius / Snout



William Shakespeare Playwright
Rodrigo Beilfuss  Director
Matthew Paris – Irvine Associate Director & Movement Director
Kate George  Set & Props Designer
Brenda McLean  Costume Designer
Hera Nalam Music Director
Christopher Brauer  Text Coach
Steven Vande Vyvere  Production Manager & Running Crew
Cari Simpson  Technical Director & Running Crew
Katie Hoppa  Production Stage Manager
Ridge Romanishen  Stage Manager
Samantha Sage  Assistant Stage Manager
Jacquie Loewen Fight Director
Rachel Baziuk  Props & Set Coordinator
Julia Anderson  Wardrobe Coordinator
Claire Sparling Cutter/Stitcher