Julius CAESAR is coming to Montreal

by • July 4, 2016 • Montreal FestivalsComments (0)608

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none – W. Shakespeare.  Love him or hate him; you can’t deny his influence in our society today.  One of my top gratis summer activities is Montreal’s very own Shakespeare in the park.  This theater company has been around for over 25 years and for many– it is an annual outing in their local park.  

This year, we have the pleasure of viewing Julius Caesar in an all woman cast!  It’s an innovative and creative ways to showcase a classical piece in an outdoor and relaxed setting i.e. your local park.  In case you are wondering what this might look like; yes there is a real stage, there are beautiful costumes and set, authentic Shakespeare dialogue and even… paid actors!  It is as professional as it gets and you will not be disappointed in the quality of the show.  I know… some of you are thinking… I don’t understand Shakespeare… this reminds me of my English class/teacher I never liked… I get it… if it’s not Romeo and Juliet – you’re not really sure what’s going on.  

I personally am not too familiar with all these plays but do not be alarmed – I assure you will still benefit from your lovely evening and nobody will judge you on your lack of knowledge of the Bard… but nevertheless there is always a synopsis online that can help. 😉

What you really need here is easy; good company (that can consist of simply yourself), delicious food and drinks (think picnic or takeout), a blanket or some outdoor chairs… hope for some good weather and you are all set!   Now you are ready to take pleasure in a casual night out enjoying the weather watching some Shakespeare in a park near you.

It is so rare today to have access to this kind of quality cultural event without any charge (I do encourage a donation though!) that to me, it should be on everyone’s summer list.  It’s simple, fun and relaxing. Regardless of your level of interest in the play – you will enjoy the ambiance, the weather and be entertained.  Summer is short so take advantage!  Here is the list of planned performances for 2016 – my personal favorite location is the “spooky and distinctive Mount Royal Cemetery, which has its own visiting appeal in itself.

Tour Dates 2016 (please note: all shows start at 7PM)

DATEPARKLOCATION
July 7, 2016Mount Royal CemeteryOutremont
July 8, 2016Parc Philippe-LaheurteSaint-Laurent
July 9, 2016Lower FieldMcGill University
July 10, 2016Square CabotVille-Marie
July 12, 2016Parc WestmountWestmount
July 13, 2016Parc WestmountWestmount
July 14, 2016Parc JarryPark Extension
July 15, 2016Parc BaslerMorin Heights
July 16, 2016Parc NDGNDG
July 17, 2016Parc Jeanne-MancePlateau
July 19, 2016Parc SorbonneBrossard
July 20, 2016Parc EcclestoneKirkland
July 21, 2016Parc de West VancouverNuns’ Island
July 22, 2016Parc CentennialBeaconsfield
July 23, 2016Plage DouglassKnowlton
July 24, 2016Lac du VillageSaint Bruno
July 26, 2016Parc À-Ma-BaiePierrefonds
July 27, 2016Parc RembrandtCôte-Saint-Luc
July 28, 2016Parc Pine BeachDorval
July 29, 2016Grove HallHuntingdon
July 30, 2016Parc WestmountWestmount
July 31, 2016Parc WestmountWestmount
August 2, 2016Centre Canadien d’ArchitectureVille-Marie
August 3, 2016Centre communautaire FritzBaie d’Urfe

 

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