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Five weeks ago a baker’s dozen of Gabriolans began an adventure. Although they may initially have felt a bit clay-brained and flap-mouthed about tackling Shakespeare, under the excellent tutelage of Garry Davey, they quickly got that Bard bounce in their step.
This weekend they will be performing the final production in the Gabriola Players 10th anniversary season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The three shows will be performed al fresco in the beautiful garden of George and Nikki Westarp’s home at 775 Seagirt Road. (Parking is off Berry Point Road, opposite the entrance to Camp Miriam.) Bring your own chair or blanket and feel free to make a meal of it – as Shakespeare’s original audiences did – with a picnic.
Last November’s panto, introduced many Gabriola kids to Will Shakespeare. To encourage them to get better acquainted, we are offering free admission for the Sunday matinee to children and youth aged 15 and younger.
This is a real community event. Gabriola Players will be donating 50% of ticket sales to People for a Healthy Community.
Says Garry Davey: “It has long been a dream of mine to present a simple, story-time version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, right here on Gabriola, and now, thanks to this wonderful ‘dream team’, my dream has come true. Come, sit back, relax, and let us share our ‘dream’ with you!”