Shakespeare in Action returns with its second installment of their Shakespeare Challenge gala. An event to raise funds to support making theatre more accessible to at-risk youth, the Shakespeare Challenge concludes in an evening full of fun and frolic with music, food, an auction and la piece de resistance: a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
With a cast made up of various Toronto professionals -from realtors to an ex-mayoral candidate to a handful of budding acting talent- and only seven rehearsals (including the dress), this crew of enthusiastic philanthropists is set to dazzle the stage and provide a truly unique and inspiring experience. Each performer intends to raise $2,500 on their own before curtain.
All proceeds go to helping Shakespeare in Action continue its 25 year – and counting – legacy of bringing the magic of live theatre to young people all across the city. The gala performance of The Tempest is happening Saturday, February 23rd.
– Shakespeare in Action‘s Gala is being held at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto on Saturday February 23, 2013.
– Doors open at 7pm and the curtain rises at 7:30pm.
– Tickets for the gala can be purchased online and are $40.
– If you’d like to donate to one or more of the talented performers, you can find their donation pages through the Shakespeare in Action website.