For a seventh year in a row, Repercussion Theatre’s much loved Shakespeare-in-the-Park tour will make a stop at the Mount Royal Cemetery. Join us on July 15th at 7:00 pm on the great lawn at the main entrance of Mount Royal Cemetery. Enjoy the show in the quiet, serene setting in a perfect backdrop that allows for the Open Air Theatre of Shakespeare-in-the-Park to unfold with minimal distractions.

The ten-member Shakespeare-in-the-Park cast is a balanced blend of emerging and experienced Shakespearean actors who will perform the beloved classic, Twelfth Night (or What You Will) under the new artistic directorship of Amanda Kellock. “As soon as I got the news that I was going to be the next Artistic Director of Repercussion Theatre, I knew exactly what play I wanted to do,” said Ms. Kellock, who saw Twelfth Night, her first Shakespeare-in-the-Park experience, as a teen in 1994.

Known as one of Shakespeare’s most perfect comedies, Twelfth Night is the raucous yet touching story of a set of separated twins desperate to find their missing half. Shakespeare’s inimitable wit and masterful language is paired with hilarious physical and visual comedy, inciting tears and laughter in equal measure and sometimes simultaneously. The play explores the nature of love, loss, and longing, broaching such provocative issues as sexual identity and the nature of attraction against a lively tableau of role reversal and disguise. In Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night (or What You Will), a sense of delightful disorder is certainly at work. Women disguise themselves as men. Music, drink and sword fights abound, and servants push the boundaries of “place”– allowing characters to experiment with what is possible, and encouraging us to do the same.

  • Mount Royal Cemetery will provide a shuttle service from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to pick people up every 15 minutes at #80 Vincent d’Indy in front of the Edouard Montpetit Metro and at the cemetery’s South Gate from Bus # 11. Look for the black Caravans with gold lettering.

ABOUT REPERCUSSION THEATRE

The mission of Repercussion Theatre is to deliver professional, classically based, visually dynamic theatre that is accessible to all, regardless of income, culture, language, age or education. Repercussion brings the performing arts to people in their communities, reaching new audiences and instilling in them, a lifelong love of theatre. For more information, visit the web site at www.repercussiontheatre.com.

Mount Royal

2014 Art Exhibition First Prize Winner
“Gentle Guardians” by Annika Diehl

Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

“POINT OF VIEW”

Vernissage: Saturday at 1 pm, August 22nd / Awards Ceremony: Sunday at 4:30 pm, August 23rd

Please join us for the Vernissage beginning on Saturday August 21st at 1 p.m. Meet the many participating artists and learn their stories while enjoying the enchanting music of Harpist, Suzanne Vézina. Visit throughout the weekend and don’t miss the Awards Ceremony where prizes will be awarded in our 14th annual art exhibition and sale! Registration is still open, if you would like more information or to participate, please contact Andrew Sarrasin at aws@mountroyalcem.com or 514-279-7358.

Historical Walking Tour

The Legacy of Great Pioneers
Sunday August 23rd at 1 p.m.
“Tribute to visionaries who paved the way to new accomplishments”

Please join Myriam Cloutier, Director of Heritage Programs at Mount Royal Cemetery as he leads this 2 hour tour and learn some interesting historical facts about many remarkable people buried in The Mount Royal Cemetery. The same tour will be given in French on Saturday August 22nd at 1 p.m.

Starting at the Cemetery’s main gate, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont