Tonight, the only sounds in Odell Park will be those of birds, squirrels, and regular human park-goers going about their business. There will be no deathly shrieks, battle cries, or haunting medieval songs being sung. The smiling villain Richard will not make an appearance. That’s right, sadly our 2017 season has come to an end. It’s been one for the record books, with our most performances ever, terrific weather (only 2 of 18 shows rained out), and large, warm crowds. Thanks so much to our sponsors and funders, our crew of volunteers, our hosts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and Fredericton Tourism, and all who came out to see the shows. We are incredibly thankful to all who made both The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square and Richard III in Odell Park possible, and for all the many kind comments on the shows.
We look forward to seeing you again next summer, and hope you will continue to spread the word about our company and our shows!
Most of us will now turn our attention to work on the upcoming NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival (July 25-August 5). We have a dozen fantastic new plays by New Brunswick playwrights that we’ll be presenting then, and we hope you’ll come out to see us then! Photo: Miguel Roy as Richard III, photographer Michael Holmes-Lauder.
Our production of Richard III in Odell Park has been getting a phenomenal response from Fredericton audiences, thrilling a capacity crowd last night! Only four performances remain, tonight through Sunday, July 9 at 7:30 (but arrive by 7:15). The weather is going to be great tonight, but with chances of rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, you might not want to wait to come take in this exciting immersive production of Shakespeare’s famous dark tragedy. In the meantime, check out some great photos of the show by Michael Holmes-Lauder. Above: Kira Chisholm as Lady Anne and Miguel Roy as Richard. Below: Robbie Lynn as the Duke of Buckingham, Miguel Roy as Richard, and Sharisse LeBrun as Catesby (background), with Telina Debly as Prince Edward and Lee Thomas as Richard, Duke of York (foreground).
We’re taking Canada Day off, but will be back with BOTH of our productions July 2 as part of our second Twinbill Shakespeare Sunday! At 2 PM in Barracks Square it’s your LAST CHANCE to catch the hilarious comedy of The Comedy of Errors, which has been a huge hit with our audiences. Please bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit on, as our regular bleacher seating has been commandeered by Canada Day activities. Then at 7:30 PM head over to Odell Park to experience the immersive nighttime forest adventure of Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, Richard III.
And remember that if you attend both our shows this year, your second play is HALF-PRICE with your ticket stub from the first show! Enjoy Canada Day, see you tomorrow, and let’s all think sunny thoughts in the meantime!