Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lawyers & Shakespeare: The 2nd Annual Lawyer Show in Toronto

Sorry I'm late for this but I see ticket sales are doing fine - as of now only available for the June 11 matinee:

Nightwood Theatre presents
the 2nd annual Lawyer Show starring a cast of 35 lawyers!

All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely lawyers;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
– adapted from As You Like It

The Lawyer Show
As You Like It
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Associate Director Kelly Straughan
Set and Costume Design by Denyse Karn
Stage Managed by Ashley Westlake
Starring a cast of 35 Toronto and area lawyers and legal professionals

June 9 to 11, 2011 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
Produced by Nightwood Theatre

Toronto, ON… Nightwood Theatre is proud to present the second annual  The 2011 Lawyer Show. This unique event, which will raise vital funds for Nightwood, sees a cast of 35 lawyers on stage performing in William Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. Co-directed by Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Associate Director Kelly Straughan, Nightwood is thrilled to be partnering with Toronto’s legal community on this annual fundraising initiative.

The Bard’s original pastoral play centers on lovers, Orlando and Rosalind and the exiled court of the usurped Duke as they fend for themselves in the Forest of Arden. Shakespeare’s classic comedy is a series of mistaken identities, romantic pursuits, and outlandish and thrilling hi-jinks. Under Thornton’s direction, As You Like It is set in a contemporary high tech world where a corporate takeover spews these urban misfits into a pastoral setting that forces their awakening. Envisioned in a stylized design, this highly physical interpretation is sure to excite. (Pictured: Daumier's The Lawyers)

Aside from money raised from ticket sales, funds will also be generated from sponsorships, program ads and a silent auction. All proceeds from The Lawyer Show 2011 will go towards enhancing Nightwood’s productions and training programs.

Nightwood Theatre – Artistic Director Kelly Thornton, Producer Denyse Karn and Chair Karon Bales
As Canada’s national women’s theatre since 1979, Nightwood has launched the careers of countless leading theatre artists in the country. We have won Canada’s highest literary and performing arts awards and more than ever our success proves the need for theatre that gives voice to women and celebrates the diversity of Canadian society. We remain actively engaged in mentoring young women and promoting women’s place on the local, national and international stage.

The Lawyer Show Ticket Information

DATES: Thursday June 9, 8pm (SOLD OUT); Friday June 10, 8 pm (SOLD OUT); Saturday June 11, 2 pm & 8 pm (SOLD OUT), 2011, TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY JUNE 11 AT 2 PM

TICKETS: $60 (includes a partial tax receipt), Box Office: 416-944-1740 x5

LOCATION: Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley Street

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