This is part of an ongoing series of regional Shakespeare coverage. It’s Tori here with the latest in Shakespeare news from Toronto.
Shakespeare-in-Hospitals Caps Off 2017 Season with PWYC Gala Event
All-Star Artists Celebrate The Healing Power of Performance in Final Public Event. Every year Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective brings the bard’s work to underprivileged and underserved spaces. They truly embody the idea that art has the power to bring people together and uplift them. I am truly awed by the amazing work they do. Come celebrate and support this amazing collective of artists.
TORONTO, ONT – After three months of live performances for patients and clients in hospitals, hospices, shelters and senior residences around the GTA, Spur Of The Moment Shakespeare Collective is wrapping up another successful season of this important program with its season-closing La Maschera Gala.
On December 14 and 15, at Ildsjel Studio (4 Carlaw Ave.), Spur Of The Moment Shakespeare will host a memorable red-carpet soiree, with tickets available on a sliding scale so all members of the Toronto theatre community can join us in ringing out another successful year.
The evening’s lineup of artists includes Stratford veterans Eli Ham* and Ash Knight*, indie festival veteran Chloe Payne (Fake Nerd Girl), Film/TV star Christopher Kelk* and indie Shakespeare theatre stars Melanie Leon and Felix Beauchamp (Caesar, Wolf Manor Theatre). Throughout the season, this unique combination of artists has shaken up Toronto’s definition of Shakespeare, while exploring the definition of healing through the works of the Bard.
The event will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m., with performances, featuring scenes from our 2017 program and tales of our experiences performing in hospitals, beginning at 8 pm. Red carpet photos will be available throughout the evening, with dancing to follow.
Close out the year with class in a semi-formal soiree fit for all.
Purchase tickets online at: https://shakehospitals2017.bpt.me
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres @ 7 pm
Performances @ 8 pm
All proceeds go toward the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals 2017 Program
Facebook: Spur of The Moment Shakespeare Collective
*Appears with permission from the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
JOIN US for our PWYC CLOSING GALA for the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals 2017 Program!
BUY ONLINE before they sell out: https://shakehospitals2017.brownpapertickets.com/
You don’t want to miss this amazing event run by this amazing collective of artists. Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective illustrates the power art has to change lives and change the world.