Hot Summer Guide: Theatre

Dave Sullivan

Wanna know what to spend money on? Don’t bother going to the The LSPU Hall cause that’s closed (again) for renovations (again.) However, Shakespeare by The Sea has a pretty full slate of plays including MacBeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Rats in The Walls, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Merry Wives of Windsor (directed by the uber-talented Danielle Irvine). For information on their triumphant 16th season, turn on your computer box and go to www.shakespearebytheseafestival.com.

If Shakespeare isn’t your cup ‘o tea (though it should be ya lazy bugger) you can’t go wrong with The Rabbittown Theatre. What Rabbittown lacks in technical capability, they make up for with in great innovative theatre. This is a place artists, both established and beginners, can go and really stretch their artistic limbs. Artistic Director Aiden Flynn and his trusty dog Spike watch over what is quickly becoming the most important theatre space in St John’s. For info on shows and events call 739-8220.

Other ideas: Rising Tide Theatre’s 2008 line up of both new and remounted shows in Trinity.