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Rehearsals for the Shaw Festival’s 2010 Season Begin

Media Bulletin #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 25, 2010 . . . A sure sign that spring is just around the corner in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the beginning of rehearsals at the Shaw Festival. Ensemble members begin rehearsals today of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, which is scheduled to have its first preview performance in the Festival Theatre on April 9.

“As the Company begins to settle into a routine of preparation for our 49th season, the return of Shaw’s Ensemble members is a welcome sight for Shaw Festival staff and Niagara-on-the-Lake locals alike,” Executive Director Colleen Blake commented, “Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and I – as well as the entire staff of the Shaw Festival – extend a warm welcome to both new and familiar friends arriving for the season.”

Over the next few weeks, rehearsals for Mary Chase’s Harvey; Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard; the Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash/S.J. Perelman musical One Touch of Venus; and Clare Boothe Luce’s The Women will also commence in preparation for preview performances in April and May.

Details of The Shaw’s 2010 season are available at www.shawfest.com or by calling 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or locally 905-468-2172.

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In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news 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. 2222
odette@shawfest.com

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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