We had a three day weekend and went to Stratford Canada with our friends Jim & Pam for the Stratford Arts Festival. The festival runs for seven months and there are four permanent festival venues: the Festival Theatre, the Avon, the Tom Patterson Theatre, and the Studio Theatre. Although the festival was originally named for Shakespeare, and still concentrates on his works, Shakespeare is not the only playwright produced. The current playbill includes classical, contemporary and musical performances.
We drove up on Friday and encountered heavy traffic the whole way. We arrived in time to check in, munch and get to our evening performance. We saw Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” on Friday night. Saturday we visited a great Goodwill store, had brunch, shopped around and caught Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors” as a matinee. In the evening we saw “To Kill a Mockingbird“. All the plays were good, but To Kill a Mockingbird was spell binding. The child actors were great and the little girl playing Scout was tremendous.