Theatre in the park. Theatre on stage. Outdoor movies. Summer festivals. Lots to check out in the city this weekend, Aug. 2-3.
William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
Aug. 1-16 Berczy Park
In this one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare's craziest comedy, Berczy Park is transformed into the bustling British colony of Ephesus. Staged immersively, the play will have you following the colourful cast on foot through zany escapades, mistaken identities, and a whole lot of fun. Wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for an adventure. PWYC.
For more information, check out Urban Bard's Facebook page.
Aug. 2-17 Dufferin Grove Park
Clay & Paper Theatre's 2014 summer show is an epic papier-mâché tale of the search for the way home. The play is filled with a decidedly Canadian mélange of creature characters and giant puppets on a fateful journey to the very edges of the earth itself. Owl, Caribou, Possum, Grizzly, Orca and Humanimal have been displaced from their homes and must address the deceptively simple question: "How did we get pushed here?"
For more information, check out Clay & Paper Theatre's Facebook page.
The Little Mermaid Jr.
Aug. 3-31 Lower Ossington Theatre
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted especially for a young audience from Disney's Broadway production.
For more information, check out the Lower Ossington Theatre Facebook page.
Operation 24: A Theatre Challenge
Aug. 3-4 Unit 102 Theatre (376 Dufferin St.)
Call it Jack Bauer's take on theatre. This is a theatre challenge where six writers, six directors and 15 actors make theatre within a 24-hour period.
For more information, check out the Operation 24: Theatre Challenge Facebook page.
TIFF Pop-Up Movie Night: Chocolat
Aug 1 Evergreen Brick Works
Held under the roof of the historic Kilns building, this event will run rain or shine. There is limited seating available, so take your own lawn chair or blanket. For your convenience, the free Evergreen shuttle bus to Broadview subway station will be extended to 11:30 pm.
For more information, check out the Evergreen Brick Works website.
In Concert: Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah
Aug 1 Harbourfront Centre
Soca has never been so cool! Combat boots, baggy attire, brightly colored bandanas adorning funky dreadlocks and coloured afros; Krosfyah epitomizes coolness.
For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.