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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Press Release: Festival extends runs of Evita and Kiss Me, Kate

June 22, 2010… The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is extending the runs of Kiss Me, Kate and Evita, adding an extra week to the 2010 season.

Both musicals have been a hit with audiences since previews began in the early spring and tickets are selling quickly.

“It’s a wonderful endorsement of the work we do to see such positive response from every corner,” says Artistic Director Des McAnuff. “We’re thrilled to be extending our season, providing theatre lovers with even more opportunities to see these two outstanding musicals.”

These extensions have been made possible thanks to funds provided to the Festival through the Marquee Tourism Events Program, part of the federal government’s Economic Action Plan.

“The federal government has done a great service to the arts in Canada by introducing the Marquee funding program,” says General Director Antoni Cimolino. “In addition to allowing us to augment our marketing program, Marquee funds have allowed us to extend the runs of Evita and Kiss Me, Kate. Simlarly, last season’s funding allowed us to open A Midsummer Night’s Dream to an increased number of students, and to publicize our season more effectively.”

Five performances of Evita have been added:

Monday, November 1 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 2 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 4 at 2 p.m.
Friday, November 5 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Two performances of Kiss Me, Kate have been added:

Wednesday, November 3 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m.

To order tickets contact the box office at 1.800.567.1600 or visit the Festival at www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com, where the new performances have been added to the online calendar.
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 season runs until October 31, featuring As You Like It; Kiss Me, Kate; The Tempest; Dangerous Liaisons; Evita; Peter Pan; The Winter’s Tale; Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again; Do Not Go Gentle; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; and King of Thieves.

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