Shakespeare in the Park — Aurora Town Park

I’m the last person you would ask about Shakespeare, but the performance tonight at Town Park by the Humber River Shakespeare Co. was great. If you’ve never been to one of these plays, it’s well worth it. The weather was perfect and town park is very nice. They just ask for a little donation.

The fact they can remember their lines is what amazes me most about the actors. They portray their characters very well and in a modern, playful way that makes it entertaining.

The play was “As You Like it.”  Here’s some of the plot and if you can understand it, then you’re way smarter than me:

Orlando and his brother have a fight and Orlando is banished to the forest. Orlando, knowing that Rosalind is somewhere in the forest, wanders through it hanging love verses to Rosalind upon the branches of trees. Rosalind finds the verses, and, disguised as a male (Ganymede), heads to the forest to find him. She talks at length with Orlando about his true love, Rosalind (her).  Meanwhile, Touchstone is planning his own romance with Audrey (a sheepherder), though a commoner named William also seeks Audrey until Touchstone scares him off. “Ganymede” witnesses the love affair of Phebe and Silvius, two shepherds; Phebe treats Silvius coldly and “Ganymede” chides her for it, but Phebe instantly falls in love with “Ganymede”, thinking Rosalind is a he. After “Ganymede” leaves, Phebe decides that she will write a love letter to “him” and have Silvius deliver it. But touchstone misinterprets the letter deliberately to ruin any chance of romance between them. Additionally, Phebe is forced to marry Silvius since she can no longer marry “Ganymede”. Now, Hymen, the god of marriage, marries Orlando and Rosalind, Oliver and Celia, Silvius and Phebe, & Touchstone and Audrey

Here’s some video of the scenes:

Sorry about the poor audio. That’s my camera’s fault!

There’s a lot more going on in Aurora and Newmarket Ontario.  Take a look at some of the beautiful homes in Aurora.  You’ll discover why prices are rising here faster than anywhere in York Region.  The GTA housing market is hot and a large spillover effect is affecting property values and business opportunities in the North York region including the towns of Aurora, Stouffville, Newmarket, and Bradford.

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