Saturday evening we took in a performance of West Side Story at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. It was a preview performance and I'm looking forward to seeing it again when Geoff reviews it when it "Opens" in June. We drove through torrential rain going to and from Stratford and when we went there again today the river was very high and the water was quite muddy - the swans still managed to look quite regal.
Thanks to Madonna and Val at the Festival Costume and Prop Warehouse for giving us the opportunity to tour the facility. Sarah is majoring in Theatre Craft for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Grenfell College and loved every minute of the tour. The real bonus was that Amanda and I loved it too - it was great fun and we learned a lot. In this photo Sarah is taking a photo of the set for London Assurance from the 2008 season.
The detail on costumes was really worth checking out.After the tour we lunched at Foster's Inn and then stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate - it took the girls awhile to pick their flavours. The chubby fellow in the foreground is Rocky the resident bear.
Looking like they're practicing to be celebrities.
This statue on the grounds of the Festival Theatre commemorates the ACT III Project and the raising of the tent for the 1953 opening season of the festival.
Please visit My World Tuesday for more adventures.