The Dream in High Park

Nightlife, Romantic, What's New — By shelaghmcnally on August 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Stage

With 400 acres of natural park with a rare oak savannah ecology alongside recreational facilities, cultural and sporting facilities, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s Park. Locals have enjoyed the park since 1876 when former owner John George Howard gave it to the city.

A favorite summer tradition is to pack up a picnic dinner and head to the park to enjoy The Dream in High Park performed by The Canadian Stage. Since the early 1980s, this company has been staging Shakespeare plays  in High Park. To celebrate the 29th year of the Dream festival, the company is staging the Bard’s romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale in High Park’s Ampitheatre.

Acclaimed outdoor theatre director Estelle Shock has created a high-energy production with a well-known and diverse cast of Canadian actors. Cast members include John Blackwood, Jasmine Chen, Sean Dixon, Charlotte Gowdy, David Jansen, George Masswohl, Kelly McIntosh, Meilie Ng, Thomas Olajide, Nicole Robert, Jovanni Sy, Sanjay Talwar.

Performances are from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 8pm. Doors open at 6 pm and admission is pay-what-you-can, although the suggested minimum is $20. The Dream in High Park closes on September 4th. The Labor Day Weekend shows are very well attended and a great way to close out the summer

Tags: Dream in High Park, outdoor theatre, outdoor theatre in Toronto's HIgh Park, picnic in the park, Shakespeare in the Park, The Canadian Stage, The Wnter's Tale