ELORA – Elora Community Theatre (ECT) has announced a virtual production of Shakespeare in the Park, co-directed by Deb Stanson and David Tanner.
The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to have been performed in Bissell Park in early July, has been transformed into a new on-line presentation.
“While facing challenging times creatively, cast and crew, board and volunteers have come up with the perfect opportunity to enjoy live theatre in our own homes, safe and sound,” states Stanson in a press release.
Through the generosity of the Centre Wellington Community Foundation, a conferencing service named Call Bridge has provided the theatre group with a virtual stage offering for up to 25 video participants to rehearse and perform collectively. This presentation is then broadcast “live” to a YouTube channel to be enjoyed by all.
Adding to the excitement of preparing for a virtual performance, Stanson and Tanner were thrilled to be contacted by an eighth grade language arts teacher in Branchburg, New Jersey.
Interestingly, the instructor had been teaching Midsummer Night virtually. Having seen the Facebook post on the ECT page, she reached out and has arranged a special YouTube performance for her class.
“Leave it to William Shakespeare to cross cultural and international borders with his words and prose during these crazy times,” quipped Stanson.
To view the presentation go to https://www.eloracommunitytheatre.com and click on the “Elora Community Theatre Virtual Playhouse on YouTube” link.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented on June 7 at 7:30pm.