Here For Now Theatre Festival

July 17, 2020

August 31, 2020

$25 each

The Bruce Hotel, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford


Events Description

An Open-Air Theatre Festival

Independent Stratford based theatre company, Here For Now is thrilled to announce our 2020 Open-Air Theatre Festival in the backyard lawns of The Bruce Hotel. Local artists are coming together to create a season that will include six shows with small audiences, size determined by the latest public health regulations.

A Hundred Words For Snow – The Canadian premiere of A Hundred Words for Snow, by Tatty Hennessy starring Siobhan O’Malley and directed by Jonathan Goad. A Hundred Words For Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming-of-age story. With polar bears.

Infinite Possibilities – The world premiere of Infinite Possibilities – a one-person comedic phantasmagoria which takes an amusing look at the strange days we are living in through the prism of the past. Written and performed by Mark Weatherley, directed by Monique Lund.

The Dark Lady – Jessica B. Hill would like to properly introduce you to Emilia Bassano, England’s first professional female poet, One of England’s first feminist writers and potentially, the woman behind the ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Shall we hear her side of the story? Join Jessica for an intimate poetry reading of both Emilia Bassano’s and Will Shakespeare’s works, highlighting their similarities, their differences and leaving you musing at their intertwining spirits.

Whack! – A re-mount production of the wildly successful world premiere of Whack!, written by Stratford’s own Mark Weatherley. Whack! tells the true story of Angelina Napolitano, an Italian immigrant who murdered her abusive husband in turn of the century Canada. Whack! stars Fiona Mongillo, Olivia Viggiani and Siobhan O’Malley and is directed by UK based Lucy Jane Atkinson. Associate director Monique Lund will be bringing the show to life at the Bruce.

Instant Theatre – The core ensemble of Sidewalk Scenes, and An Undiscovered Shakespeare, bring you Instant Theatre – a completely improvised one act play, based on your suggestions. Mayhem, music, mystery, and mirth! No two shows are ever the same! Starring Ijeoma Emesowum, Bruce Horak, Kevin Kruchkywich and Rebecca Northan.

I See the Crimson Wave – Poet, actor, storyteller, Roy Lewis takes us on a cattle drive with legendary African American cowboy Nat Love. Join Roy as we explore together this forgotten history through story and poetry. Entertaining, impressionistic and powerful, I SEE THE CRIMSON WAVE is a vivid reimagining of the old west which comes to life in the captivating persona of Roy Lewis.


Tickets : $25 each

How to get tickets?

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If you would like to make pre-theatre dinner plans before the start of your desired showtime, please call The Bruce Hotel 1-855-708-7100. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early if you would like to order a craft beer or a glass of wine to enjoy during the performance.


Date & Time:

July 17 – August 31, 2020


Backyard lawns of The Bruce Hotel, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford

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