Experience live theatre under the stars with Shakespeare in the Park

July 3, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare is taking over Lamoureux Park this weekend.

Montreal-based Repercussion Theatre is bringing its 30th season of Shakespeare in the Park to Cornwall with a contemporary, gender-bent take on a classic love story: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. The show will run on two nights, Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th, with a mobile stage set up in Lamoureux Park. Both shows start at 7 pm and is open to all – admission is by freewill donation.

“We have a cast of 10 dynamic performers, an eye-catching design and live music,” said Director Amanda Kellock. “This show is not to be missed.”

The scenic Lamoureux Park, with the St. Lawrence River as a backdrop, serves as the perfect venue for an event such as this.

“We’re really excited to have Repercussion Theatre back in Cornwall. They have performed here in past years and it has always been well-received,” said Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator. “It’s a fun night out for residents and visitors who are looking to discover what Cornwall has to offer.”

The shows will offer a contemporary, gender-bent take on the timeless love story. In this tragic tale of young love and old grudges, the audience enters a world calcified by hate. As two young people gallop full speed towards love, they are broken by – and ultimately break down – the walls erected by the previous generation.

The Cornwall shows are part of Repercussion Theatre’s 30th anniversary tour, which runs until August 8th and features 30 performances in parks throughout the Montreal area, Eastern Townships and eastern Ontario. The Cornwall shows are the first Ontario stops on the tour.

Additional Show Information
– The show will be presented in English
– In the event of rain, the show will be moved indoors to the Civic Complex
– Snacks and drinks will be sold on location
– Bring a chair or rent a lawn chair for $5
– The hat will be passed at that location
– To arrange for group seating (10 or more) or for other information, please email  411@repercussiontheatre.com

About Lamoureux Park
Cornwall’s showcase park, Lamoureux Park runs along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River in Downtown Cornwall. The park is named after Lucien Lamoureux, a former Member of Parliament for the Cornwall area and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1966 to 1974. The park plays host to dozens of special events each year and is home to numerous attractions including the Waterfront Trail, the Cornwall Community Museum, Cornwall Civic Complex and Aquatic Centre, the Lion’s Club Bandshell and the Rotary Eco-Gardens.

Additional Events
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at info@staging.banfield.agency to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie