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Phones lines open January 11 for 2014 Shaw Festival ticket orders

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 2, 2013) — The phone lines will be open at the Shaw Festival starting Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9 a.m. with Box Office staff ready to take ticket orders for the 2014 season. Online ticket sales at shawfest.com, by fax or by mail begin Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Order before January 31st and save: prices will increase after February 1st. The Shaw offers special pricing for students, seniors and those under 30. For more ways to save, visit shawfest.com. The Shaw Festival Box Office can be contacted at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or locally at 905-468-2172.Tickets can also be purchased in person at 10 Queen’s Parade in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

“Since going on sale to our Members in early November, the response to the 2014 playbill has been very positive and we’re trending ahead of last year’s very successful season,” remarked Executive Director Elaine Calder. “I encourage you to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

“I’m so pleased by this early reaction to a playbill that speaks to the open heart and the inquisitive mind,” commented Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell.

As always, those purchasing tickets are also keen to engage with The Shaw through ancillary events featured in The Shaw’s popular Beyond the Stage programming. This year’s Speakers Series returns with a special weekend event entitled Commemorating the Outbreak of World War I.

“This apocalyptic war and its aftermath sits right at the centre of our original mandate and affects and connects much of the work that appears on our stages,” remarked Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell. “I am thrilled to welcome writer, actor and director Paul Gross and acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan to share their provocative and thoughtful points of view about this world changing event.”

For further information on The Shaw’s 2014 season, visit shawfest.com.

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About the Shaw Festival

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.

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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