The bard is back at Camosun

Shakespeare outdoors offered on college campus

The Victoria Shakespeare Society’s popular “Shakespeare In the Summer” festival is back for its ninth year, with a pair of favourites from opposite ends of the theatrical spectrum.

This year’s productions are Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors.

Hamlet, which opens the festival on Wednesday (July 6), features a woman in the role of the titular Dane, which allows for a whole new interpretation of the play’s central relationships and themes.

The Comedy of Errors, opening the next night, is among the most lighthearted of Shakespeare’s works. Mistaken identities abound in a play which features not one, but two sets of identical twins.

The festival runs until Aug. 13 at its traditional outdoor site on the grounds of the Camosun College Lansdowne Campus. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $22, or $32 for both shows, available at www.ticketrocket.org or by phoning 250-590-6291.

For full schedule and ticket info visit www.vicshakespeare.com.

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