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Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a Calgary theatre company established by the Theatre Arts Program at Shakespeare in the ParkMount Royal College. In participating in the company, young performers and technicians are given a chance to work closely with established directors, coaches, designers, and actors in order to gain experience in a professional setting. The program is highly competitive amongst Mount Royal College students, vying for a position in the program along with students from across Alberta and all of Canada.

Shakespeare in the Park has been presenting Shakespearean classics since 1987, presenting live theatre at Prince's Island Park in Calgary. Performances are informal and often creative interpretations of William Shakespeare's work. Entertaining and lively performances attract people of all ages. Corporate, private, and government sponsors help to support Shakespeare in the Park and audience donations are also helpful. 

On a warm summer day, one can take in the sounds of an interesting version of an Elizabethan classic while enjoying a picnic outdoors. Some individuals bring their own picnics to the play, while others can order specially prepared Shakespeare in the Park picnic baskets made at the River Café. Shakespeare in the City is an outreach program developed by Shakespeare in the Park that brings the theatre to those who can not attend performances in the park.

The company's production schedule begins in mid-May with the season running through until the end of August.

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