Rosalynde presented by Driftwood Theatre

Event Details

Driftwood Theatre and Ontario Place partner together for two nights of free Shakespearean comedy!

On August 1st and 2nd, escape to the Forest of Arden for a prohibition-era comedy with love, whiskey and puppets. In William Shakespeare’s Rosalynde (or, As You Like It), Rosalynde escapes into the forest after her life is threatened. There, she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules.

Looking back 100 years to Canada in 1918, Rosalynde explores the right to be who we are, to love whom we choose and to do what we please in a time when women were fighting for equality, the government was regulating recreational substances, and conflict was shaping our country. Not at all like today, eh?

When circumstances force Rosalynde from her home in the city, she flees into the unknown wilds of the forest where she sets out on a journey of identity, self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules.

Told in Driftwood’s signature site-specific style incorporating live music and puppets no two performances of Rosalynde will be quite the same. Join us on August 1st and 2nd in Trillium Park for an unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars.


Director’s Notes on Rosalynde
As You Like It is a romantic comedy about one woman’s search for agency over herself, her body and her life. After her life is threatened, Rosalynde embarks upon a bold journey of self-discovery. She sets out into the unknown, making her own way. She schools a young suitor, Orlando, in how she (and all women) deserves to be treated, on her own terms and at her own pace. She takes control of her life.


6:00 – 11:00pm Food & Beverage including Licensed Bar

  • Beer (Rickards Red, Creemore, Mill St., Coors Lite)
  • Coolers (Cottage Sprints Peach, Cottage Springs Lemon Lime)
  • Cider (Brickworks Batch)
  • Wine (Henry of Pelham – Red, Henry of Pelham – White)


This event is FREE!

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Event Dates

Date: Thursday August 2, 2018


955 Lakeshore Blvd West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B9 Canada