Bard’s Bus Tour


July 14 – August 13, 2017 | Ontario Tour | Pay-What-You-Can Admission | All Performances Begin at 7:30pm (Cyprus Project begins at 6:30pm)

For its 23rd annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood Theatre presents Othello. William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus.

In 2017, Driftwood Theatre embraces the unique quality of over 20 Ontario communities. With a site-specific aesthetic incorporating public space, no two performances of Othello will be quite the same.

All performances of Othello are accompanied by a special audio installation, The Cyprus Project, beginning at 6:30pm nightly. Click the link to the right for information.

The Bard’s Bus Tour is supported by Touring Partner, Ontario Power Generation. Toronto performances are generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council Animating Toronto Parks Program.

Praise for Driftwood Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew, Bard’s Bus Tour 2016

Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare].  Carly Maga, The Toronto Star

Sharply witty, playfully bawdy, LGBTQ+  Cate McKim, life with more cowbell

Driftwood Theatre’s Taming of the Shrew is bold and provocative  Stephanie Tzogas, The Theatre Reader

Fascinating Taming of the Shrew brings up questions about consent, domination and rape culture  Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine.

A ray of sunshine in a darkening world  Drew Rowsome, My Gay Toronto