Not Just A Walk In The Park


Hello to all you fine Shakespeare in the Ruins supporters. And by supporters we mean all you theatrically savvy, stalwart people who, like us, equate spring with heading out to the Ruins and braving the elements in the pursuit of theatre of the adventurous.

As we write this, we are still in the throws March`s swirling snowy landscape but it will not be long before we feel the sun on our face, the wind in our hair, and hear the words of William Shakespeare ringing out through the bucolic St. Norbert Ruins.

We cannot wait to share what is sure to be one of the most unique and inspiring productions we have ever mounted. You need only read Debbie Patterson`s article in this newsletter to feel the palpable and deeply personal journey that she, and in fact all of us here at SIR, stand poised to undertake.

If you have never been to an SIR show what can you expect you ask? Well we are glad you asked. Our unique promenade-style theatre means each show is one of a kind because as we know neither the weather nor the wildlife can follow a script. (who can forget that adorable gaggle of geese who upstaged Antony’s canoe entrance last summer!!)

And each patron is supplied with a complimentary chair! As you and your free chair move from location to location it is a perfect time to get to know your fellow audience members, they may lend you some bug spray, or you lend them sunblock. There is a definite “we are all in this together” atmosphere.

So book your tickets for Richard III June 1-25.

Our box office opens officially on April 23rd which coincides with the Bard’s Birthday. And to help in wishing him a happy birthday we are offering 20% off tickets for shows June 1-12 for anyone who purchases before May 27th.

So come join us as we proudly present Richard III. Come on down, rain or shine. Enjoy a pre-show sip and come enjoy theatre that will move you…literally.

See you in the Ruins!
Michelle Boulet & Andrew Cecon
Artistic Directors

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