Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is preparing for its 34th season in Saskatoon. Since 1985 this summer festival has been presenting professional productions of plays by William Shakespeare and related works on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River. Residents of the city and visitors can’t miss seeing the big white tents on the riverbank as they drive down the University Bridge. Yesterday, an exciting campaign called “Staging the Future” was announced at the site that when completed will greatly enhance the festival as well as this beautiful area of the riverbank to make it an even better and more accessible place to come for everyone. The plan is to build a permanent base for the main stage tent and enhanced infrastructure for the entire site with modern conveniences including a concession, bar and kitchen, enhanced lighting, and winterized, larger washrooms. When completed there will be opportunities to enjoy a longer festival season, increase site accessibility, and create partnerships and year-round site usage opportunities for groups, organizations and events. The aim is to have a transformed site in time for the 2020 season. If you would like to find out more and perhaps make a pledge, go to shakespearesask.com and on the menu bar click on “Support Us”.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.