The Shakespeare Challenge

March 25, 2015 to March 25, 2015

For the past three years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s educational programming. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.

This year, The Challenge will feature twelve community members coming together to unleash their inner Shakespeare under the direction of Shakespeare in Action’s renowned Artistic Director Michael Kelly. Our Challenge Champions will rehearse and perform an abridged version of The Comedy of Errors. In a race against time, these brave souls will rehearse one night a week for eight weeks to prepare and present this memorable production. That’s the Shakespeare Challenge!

Read about The Shakespeare Challenge on CBC.ca

Purchase a ticket for the Shakespeare Challenge Gala Fundraiser on March 25, 2015 and join us for:
An abridged version of The Comedy of Errors, performed by our courageous community members!
Food, drink, and live music following the show!
A live and silent auction of fabulous items and packages!
The chance to give youth in priority neighborhoods across Toronto access to the arts!

Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 7:30 with auction to follow. We hope to see you there!
Eventbrite – The 4th Annual Shakespeare Challenge

CAN’T COMMIT BUT STILL WANT TO HELP?

If you are unable to attend the fundraising gala, but still want to do your part to help Shakespeare in Action, don’t worry, there’s still a way! On the night of the performance, we will be providing every guest with a show programme, which will feature ads from you and other local establishments! Here is the price breakdown for a featured ad in our show programme:

Full page (5×8)- $100 – Half page (5×4)- $50 – Quarter page (1.25×4)- $25

We are also looking for volunteers to help out with production and event planning leading up to and on the evening of the gala. Please contact us for more information!

On the night of the gala, a live and silent auction will be held to raise additional funds. If you are interested in donating an item or a service to our silent auction, please feel free to phone us at (416) 703-4881, or e-mail info@shakespeareinaction.org.

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