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Shaw Festival Launches New Picnic & Play Package

Media Bulletin #6

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 2, 2009 . . . Plan a picnic and stay for a play. Complement your theatre experience and enjoy a lovely afternoon in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake with the new Picnic & Play Package from the Shaw Festival.

The Shaw’s special Picnic & Play package combines a Shaw performance of Brief Encounters or Born Yesterday with a delightful picnic prepared fresh daily by Shaw Festival Chefs using local produce and includes your choice of sandwich, green salad, seasonal fruit, oven-baked cookies and a non-alcoholic beverage. A map of Niagara-on-the-Lake and a discount to Bernard’s, the Shaw Festival shops, will also be included. Packages range from $50 to $70 and will be available from April 14 to June 30 (excluding the opening week of May 20-23).  Packages can be booked until April 30, 2009.

Call toll-free 1-800-511-SHAW (7429), or locally 905-468-2172, to book your spring escape.

To find out more about the Shaw Festival season visit www.shawfest.com.

Offer is based on availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Limit of four tickets per order. Prices are based on Blue Seating. Regular value from $68 to $88. Both seating and picnic can be upgraded for an additional charge.

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Please visit our website at news.shawfest.com for other Shaw Festival media releases.

For more information, or to download images from our image bank to accompany this release, members of the media may contact:
Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
(905) 468-2153 or
1-800-657-1106 ext. 222
odette@shawfest.com

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