See a free Shakespeare play in one of Ottawa's parks
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 07 June 2012 18:53
One of Shakespeare's masterpieces will be parks all over Canada's capital this summer as A Company of Fools puts on their rendition of Henry V. These free shows, happening from July 2 through August 18, are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and indulge in some live theatre while taking tours of Ottawa.
This famous tale is about the royal King Henry V who holds conquests across France while experiencing love for the woman he pines after throughout the tragic drama. This classic, thrilling storyline is not the most well known of his plays, but still exudes the memorable style and grace of most Shakespearian pieces.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, Margo MacDonald, co-founder of the theatre company hosting Henry V, says that the outdoor elements and intimate, all-ages nature of the show makes for an exciting event to experience.
"Because there's unlimited seating and it is pass-the-hat, people can bring their whole family and not take a chance on spending a lot of money on tickets," MacDonald told the news source.
Henry V will be performed everyday at various locations throughout Ottawa and its surrounding suburbs, including Windsor Park in Old Ottawa South, Centrepointe Park in Nepean and Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill. Travellers in the area this summer can check A Company of Fool's official website for the entire calendar of shows.