Copp to produce and direct Macbeth at the Rock Garden in August.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

June 5th, 2018



For the third consecutive year, local director Trevor Copp (Artistic Director, Tottering Biped Theatre) and the Shakespeare at the Rock ensemble create their boldest interpretation yet on a Shakespeare classic – Shakespeare’s classic story of fate and vengeance is re-imagined as a conspiracy story thriller.

Macbeth logoMacbeth’s pact with unseen forces to become a tyrant King unfolds with consequences beyond his darkest imaginings. This highly physical interpretation is performed outdoors at the stunning grounds of RBG’s Rock Garden and features outstanding emerging talent.

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Royal Botanical Garden’s Rock Garden, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON

Set at the magnificent Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Shakespeare at the Rock began with a simple idea: that audiences and emerging artists alike need not quench their creative thirsts in Toronto or elsewhere; that beautiful and captivating work is done right here in our own backyard; that local artists can stay local and still be paid for their work.

Merchant - plays antonio

Antonia from the Merchant of Venice.

Past productions have proven highly successful: standing room only evenings among fragrant gardens with a cast comprised of many recent graduates from McMaster, Brock, Waterloo, and Sheridan Theatre programs.
Returning to tell this season’s tale of conspiracy are the ever-talented Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, Michael Hannigan, Jesse Horvath, Jamie Kasiama, Zach Parsons, Claudia Spadafora, and Alma Sarai. In addition, this year’s ensemble welcomes newcomer, Brooklyn Olinyk

August 13-17, 20-24, 27-31.
Monday – Friday, 7:00PM (No Saturday shows.)

The Royal Botanical Garden’s Rock Garden, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON for tickets.

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