For its 23rd annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood Theatre presents Othello. William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when, in 1974, Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus.
The Cyprus Project, a special audio installation, presented prior to all performances of Othello, is a collection of individual stories, surrounding the Cyprus war of 1974, shedding light on the personal consequences of international conflicts, as well as Canada’s important role as peacekeepers engaged in this, one of the longest overseas missions in our country’s history. The Cyprus Project will begin at 6:30 p,m.
Join Driftwood’s Playwright in Residence, Jesse LaVercombe, for a special reading of his latest play in development, as a part of a new artistic experience intent on exposing audiences to a contemporary side of Driftwood Theatre. Jesse is an award winning, Toronto-based actor and writer, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed across Canada and in New Orleans and New York. The reading will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., in Head Church.
The Bard’s Bus Tour is supported by Touring Partner, Ontario Power Generation. Toronto performances are generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council 'Animating Toronto Parks' Program.