Driftwood Theatre brings Shakespeare to the Mann Raceway Plaza – St. Catharines Tourism

Driftwood Theatre brings Shakespeare to the Mann Raceway Plaza

News | July 6, 2017

For the 23rd annual Bard’s Bus Tour of Ontario, Driftwood Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Othello. This distinctly Canadian production will be showcased in the Mann Raceway Plaza on Thursday 21 July at 7:30pm.

William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus. This will be a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) performance ($20 suggested), advance tickets are not required. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. The play will go on rain or shine. In addition to the live theatre, FIXT POINT’s The Cyprus Project (in partnership with Driftwood Theatre) features individual stories surrounding the Cyprus war of 1974. Four audio installations will be available for listening prior to the play, beginning at 6:30pm.

“Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare].”  – The Toronto Star

The Mann Raceway Plaza is downtown St. Catharines’ newest space dedicated to outdoor gatherings and performance. Located directly behind the FirstOntario PAC, the space was first used at the 2017 In the Soil Arts Festival and will continue to be animated all summer long. Upcoming events include FREE outdoor summer film screenings from The Film House (20 July + 24 August) and the inaugural Celebration of Nations, A Gathering of Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tradition on 8-10 September.

Visit us online for more information about the 2017/18 HOT TICKET Season or contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office by phone 905-688-0722, email BoxOffice@FirstOntarioPAC.ca, or in person at 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines.

Summer Box Office hours
Tuesday – Saturday: noon-7:30pm
Sunday + Monday: closed
Box office will open one hour prior to all ticketed events.