Changes have hit for the season at Stratford Festival.
After a rough year due to the pandemic, the festival returns with six plays and five cabarets with a change on how spectators will be able to view the plays for the upcoming season.
Two Shakespeare plays – Romeo and Juliet and a Midsummer Night’s Dream will be featured. Two plays from 2020 will go ahead with Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women and Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters.
Two new plays will crack the playbill for the year, a musical, Marcia Johnson’s Serving Elizabeth, one about race and royalty and I Am William.
Due to large scale musicals not being permitted, the festival will combine musical theatre with other repertoire for the five cabarets.
Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre, You Can’t Stop the Beat: The Enduring power of Musical Theatre, Play On! A Shakespeare-Inspired Mixtape, Freedom: Spirit and Legacy of Black Music and Finally There’s Sun: A Cabaret of Resilience will be featured.
Stratford Festival will be done outdoors to allow those to view plays and cabarets. Tickets will go on sale for members of the Stratford Festival starting May 24th and for the public June 4th