Since 1994, Theatre Orangeville has played an important role in creating and supporting the community’s vibrant arts and culture sector. Under the stewardship of David Nairn, Artistic Director since 1999, Theatre Orangeville has become more than a theatre. It’s commitment to youth, inclusion and diversity is continuously demonstrated through its diverse playbills, support of emerging artists, and targeted programming for youth and those with developmental disabilities. While celebrating its 25th season in 2018, Theatre Orangeville was ready to do something different to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the community. With that, The Dream was born.
From August 22 to 25, Theatre Orangeville will present Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But this production will be unlike anything the audience has ever seen before. “This community collaboration will celebrate ability, equality and inclusion,” says Mr. Nairn. “We’re breaking down barriers by bringing together professional and community actors to work alongside performers from our Young Company and our Creative Partners On Stage program.” The collaboration doesn’t end there. Community organizations such as Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the Sweet Adelines Orangeville Chorus will help transform the waterfront amphitheatre at Island Lake Conservation Area into the timely, cultural world of Shakespeare.
“This production is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will bring together talent from across our community,” says Mr. Nairn. “We invite everyone to experience the creative power that will be offered by this unique performance.” Tickets are now available for the four shows, running from August 22 to 25 at the Island Lake Conservation Area. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit Theatre Orangeville.