When circumstances force Rosalynde from her home in the city, she flees into the unknown wilds of the forest where she sets out on a journey of identity, self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules.
Looking back 100 years to Canada in 1918, Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) explores the right to be who we are, to love whom we choose and to do what we please in a time when women were fighting for equality, the government was regulating recreational substances, and conflict was shaping our country. Not at all like today, eh?
“Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare].” – The Toronto Star
No advance tickets required. Come downtown, bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Performance is rain or shine and just pay-what-you-can (suggested $20-30). Performance begins at 7:30 pm.
In addition to the timely 1918 setting, Rosalynde will be told in Driftwood’s signature style, incorporating live music, physical performance and puppets. Nearly half of the characters in the play will be represented as puppets, designed by Production Designer Sheree Tams and Puppet Designer (and cast member) Eric Woolfe.