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Alive! On Stage! by Kathleen, Teen Blogger

The suAlice In Wonderland image by Shakepeare By The Sea Theatren is out, and the characters are coming alive on stage. The theatre community here in Halifax is alive and vibrant this summer, with plays ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Titus Andronicus, and there’s so much to see that you won’t want to miss.


Shakespeare By The Sea Theatre - logo

Shakespeare By The Sea is a professional theatre troupe that’s been together since 1994.

They perform plays at Point Pleasant Park every year, this time running from July first to September second. Their set includes the family friendly Alice in Wonderland, the Shakespearian comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, and one of his most gruesome plays: Titus Andronicus. Shows run in the evenings and afternoons, and seating is first-come-first-serve, so be sure to get there early. (And don’t forget to throw on some sunscreen. I can tell you from experience that the sun won’t be kind to your skin.) Find out more about Shakespeare By The Sea here at their website: http://www.shakespearebythesea.ca/index.html

Queer Acts Theatre - logo


To celebrate Pride, Queer Acts is here in Halifax, with six different plays all showcasing stories about members of the LGBTQ community. Performances will be at The Bus Stop Theatre from July nineteenth to twenty-second. For more information on Queer Acts, head on over to the Halifax pride website: halifaxpride.com



Neptune Theatre logo


If you’re interested in theatre yourself, there are plenty of camps running this summer. Neptune Theatre has summers camps for anyone ages four to eighteen, with everything from sketch comedy to musical theatre. Check out their website to learn more: http://www.neptunetheatre.com/default.asp


If you can’t make it to the theatre, the library has many film versions of popular plays, including:

The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew or A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

Try this version of The Tempest by Julie Taymor where Prospero is a female!


Or try picking up a scripted version from the library and sitting outside in the sun to read (I’m serious about the sunscreen.)

Happy theatre-going!

Kathleen, Teen Blogger

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