By: Stuart Nulman
The Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company, which has been touring schools across the island of Montreal with their unique interpretations of the Bard’s classic plays, is holding their annual fundraiser on April 5 at the Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, starting at 7 p.m. For only $20, you not only get to see the company perform their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but also door prizes, an auction, free food and drinks for sale. Also, VIP tables are available at $100, which includes dinner at 6:30 p.m. and choice seats for the performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 514-892-9734.
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And speaking of classic plays, the Hudson Players Club is presenting their production of Aristophanes’ broad satirical comedy “Lysistrata” at the Hudson Village Theatre, 23 Wharf Road, on April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Written over 2000 years ago, the play tells the story of Lysistrata, and how she rallies her fellow Greek ladies to deny their husbands sex, unless they put down swords in an imminent battle between Athens and Sparta. It’s a timeless battle of the sexes (or war and peace?). Tickets for the show are $22 adults, $20 students and seniors, $18 for groups of 18 or more people, and QDF members get a 10% discount. For more information, call 450-458-5361.
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