With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with this GrouponLive deal to see The Classical Theatre Project’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Casa Loma. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $49, you get two tickets for general admission (up to a $100 value).
- For $85, you get four tickets for general admission (up to a $200 value).<p>
Available performances include:
- Wednesday, August 8, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 29, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.<p>
Canada’s The Classical Theatre Project shatters modern preconceptions about the dryness of Shakespeare by staging The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which zips through all 37 of the bard’s plays in less than 97 minutes, playfully reducing complex plots to their constituent parts. The pared down storytelling simultaneously reveals the archetypal resonances between the works while humorously making light of the prolific playwright’s commonly recycled plot elements such as mistaken identity, dramatic last-act deaths, and tyrannical kings who forced their courts to rhyme in every sentence. The three-person cast engages patrons with high-energy interaction, tearing down the fourth wall with gleeful abandon to talk to audiences and pull showgoers into their madcap scenes.
Guests enjoy the concentrated drama beneath the stars on the garden terrace of Casa Loma. Built by soldier, businessman, and philanthropist Sir Henry Pellatt in 1910 as his private residence, Casa Loma combines Europe’s medieval castles with Gilded Age sensibility, featuring soaring battlements, secret passageways, and vats of boiling petticoats to fend off bands of marauding flappers.
Classical Theatre Project
Countless theatre troupes perform Shakespeare plays. Very few have presented them to over a million audience members across North America. At Classical Theatre Project, the ensemble strives to make classic work appealing and relevant to a new generation of audiences and pop culture. Whether they’re mounting a traditional Elizabethan production or infusing new life into a script with unconventional concepts and spilled baby food on the pages, the company takes pride in getting young people excited about live theatre.