2017 Shaw Festival Performance Schedule
Me and My Girl
April 5 - October 15 @ Festival Theatre
A visit to the falls is never a disappointment. And with so many tourist attractions, the short, beautiful drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake is always worth it. Family friendly activities, exciting attractions and corny but fun museums await.
Official Site: Me and My Girl at the Shaw Festival
July 8 - October 14 @ Festival Theatre
In Liz Lochhead's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, vampires aren't the only thing that are feared; in this modern version of the classic, female desires frighten the men of Victorian England just as much as the monsters do.
Official Site: Dracula at the Shaw Festival
1837: The Farmers' Revolt
May 7 - October 8 @ Court House Theatre
Not willing to just let their land be taken by corrupt government officials, the struggling settlers of Canada's Upper forests take to Toronto's streets in protest in this classic, first seen in 1973.
Official Site: 1837: The Farmer's Revolt at the Shaw Festival
Androcles and the Lion
June 6 - October 7 @ Court House Theatre
It's easy to be pulled into Shaw's Androcles and the Lion - literally. This interactive play tells a comedic story of men waiting to be thrown into the lion pits of the Colosseum, and what they may have been thinking of.
Official Site: Androcles and the Lion at the Shaw Festival
June 8 - October 7 @ Court House Theatre
Oscar Wilde invites children into a magical world in this collection of four of his plays; The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket, and The Selfish Giant. All promise to enthrall and create wonder in the heart of any child that watched them - no matter the age.
Official Site: Wilde Tales at the Shaw Festival
July 16 - October 14 @ Royal George Theatre
A play about racial tolerance from 1859 is given new breath by young playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. An Octoroon explores the attitudes towards race from then and now in a hilarious -and intensely uncomfortable- way.
Official Site: An Octoroon at the Shaw Festival
July 16 - October 14 @ Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Average people in an average town pursuing that most average human desire - to matter. Watch as a town full of people go searching for love in the most unusual ways.
Official Site: Middletown at the Shaw Festival
May 1 - October 14 @ Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
View the short-lived career of Joe Clark, one of Canada's least celebrated prime minister, through the eyes of Michael Healey, Canada's most celebrated playwright.
Official Site: 1979 at the Shaw Festival