2019 Torchlight Shakespeare Series

The summer tradition returns! a Company of Fools is back with their Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park series — visiting 36 parks all across eastern Ontario during the months of July and August.

The perfect setting for an evening summer picnic with the entire family (even the dog).

For the first time in 11 years a Company of Fools tackles Shakespeare’s iconic story Romeo and Juliet.

A stellar local cast of Fools both new and old play 14 different roles to retell Shakespeare’s most known story in your own backyard.

A carnival setting creates the backdrop for the Fools’ fantastical take on the streets of Verona. Swords are paired with water pistols, and live music is played by a carnie barker with a megaphone. Audiences will be transported to an adolescent paradise of dangerous pleasure.

Relive your teenage angst with the Fools this summer as they present the world’s favourite romance.

2019 marks the 17th year that Torchlight Shakespeare has been bringing professional theatre to Ottawa neighbourhoods for pass-the-hat Pay-What-You-Will prices. Your sponsorship and donations help to support Torchlight and keep our admission cost accessible. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today! Donate here.