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Peace in Our Time: A Comedy kicks off Shaw Festival’s June openings

Media Bulletin #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 7, 2013. . . Peace in Our Time: A Comedy, John Murrell’s adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s Geneva, officially opens tonight in the intimacy of the Court House Theatre. Blair Williams directs this new production featuring Diana Donnelly, Patrick Galligan, Jeff Meadows and Sanjay Talwar, with Neil Barclay, Claire Jullien, Kevin McGarry, Moya O’Connell and Ric Reid.

The celebration continues Saturday with the openings of Trifles, this season’s double-bill lunchtime directed by Meg Roe at the Court House Theatre, and the Peter Hinton-directed Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Festival Theatre. All three productions are prime examples of the Shaw’s commitment to producing theatre that explores new approaches to classic plays in a truly unique and entertaining way.

Representatives from The Shaw’s Board of Governors, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, Executive Director Elaine Calder and the rest of the Company will be in attendance to celebrate the work of The Shaw’s creative teams. Joining them will be invited guests from all levels of government, colleagues from the cultural sector, leading patrons and corporate sponsors, most notably His Excellency Ray Bassett, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada; the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, representing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; Mr. Bob Rae, MP Toronto Centre; and Ms. Andrea Horwath, MPP Hamilton Centre and Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

For more information on our 2013 season, performance schedule and ticket information, please visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.

Trifles is sponsored by Vintage Hotels.

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The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.

Please visit our website at  www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases.  For more information, or to acquire images 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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