This is a post from one of my other blogs, The Ticket Stub Project, about my first trip to the Stratford Festival.

The Ticket Stub Project

When I was in Grade 11, the Rotary Club at home hosted a program in conjunction with the Rotary Club in Stratford, Ontario. Students were selected to go to Stratford for a weekend, see plays, and participate in workshops at the Festival. I was selected to go. We got to get backstage tours of the festival workshops, costume warehouse, and we did acting workshops in the rehearsal space with actors from the festival.

 

The first show I got to see was A Midsummer Night’s Dream at th festival theatre. To my recollection, it was the first time I had ever seen Shakespeare done live, even though I was a total Shakespeare geek and had read 5 of his plays before I ever got to high school. The amazing thing I remember about this production was that the set was done entirely in inflatable pieces that actors could climb, slide…

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