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We’re coming back to Ottawa!

March 22, 2011

The rumours are true! The wait is over – the dates are confirmed and Classical Theatre Project will be returning to Ottawa. By overwhelming popular demand, we will be performing out stunning production of Romeo & Juliet at the Shenkman Arts Centre on May 24 and 25.

Romeo & Juliet
Shenkman Arts Centre
May 24 & 25, 2011
Performances at 10AM & 2Pm daily

After embarking on a sold-out tour to the United States in 2010, showcasing at the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth conference in Tampa, FL, and performing a sold-out run at home in Toronto, Romeo & Juliet is returning to Ottawa. Wandering players transform their unadorned Elizabethan surroundings into a playing space with a chalk circle and the audience’s imagination. This stunning production captures the youthful passion, beauty, and ultimate tragedy of Shakespeare’s timeless story.


Shakespeare Toronto

March 8, 2011

This Spring, Classical Theatre Project is presenting Shakespeare Toronto – an evening series of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

If you think you know Shakespeare, think again.

December 10, 2010

Backstage at CTP, we spent our afternoon assembling the new show banners!

Student comment roundup – Romeo & Juliet

November 9, 2010

Maria C: “Absolutely loved your performances today!! How everyone interwined humour in the randomest instances, was great! it kept my friend who usually cannot stand Shakespeare, interested through out the play. You guys are just wonderful ♥”

Rebecca D: “saw Romeo and Juliet today with my English class and it was amazing i loved every minute of it :)”

Nikki F: “the performance was amazing. and RJ who played tybalt, you were amazing. and Brandon [Mercutio] hilarious.!”

Marisa C: “watched romeo and juliet today, AMAZING and SO funny! All the actors were awesome! .. R.J. you have nice abs”

Miriam K: “I watched Romeo and Juliet today. It was absolutely amazing. I hope to come see it again, maybe even some of your other plays as well.‌”

Rashimi J: “i enjoyed and (for once in my life) understood the play. Romeo & was great guys! (Y) :D”

Click here to see even more amazing comments on our Facebook page!

November 1, 2010

Back in Shakespeare’s day, audiences were often rowdy, boisterous, and would cat-call during performances. Today’s high school audiences aren’t all that different. And you know what? It’s awesome.

Romeo & Juliet Evening Gala Performance

October 27, 2010

Romance returns to Toronto

CTP’s most successful production to date, Romeo & Juliet, returns to Toronto after a sold out US tour.

On October 29, CTP invites you to experience this stunning Dora nominated production that captures the youthful passion, beauty and ultimate tragedy of Shakespeare’s timeless love story.

For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

When: Friday, October 29th. Doors at 7:30, curtain at 8PM
Where: Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street; one block south of Bloor at Lennox.

Directed by Charles Roy

Romeo – Ben Ross
Juliet – Jennifer Polansky
Mercutio – Brandon Crone
Benvolio – Alex Dault
Tybalt – RJ Parrish
Nurse – Claire Armstrong
Capulet – Peter Church
Lady Capulet – Laura McLean
Friar Laurence – Jeffrey Simlett
Prince – Brandon Crone
Paris – RJ Parrish
Montague – Jeffrey Simlett

Student comment roundup – Macbeth

October 24, 2010

Jaina K said: “You guys are great, I just [saw] your Macbeth with my English class on Thursday, and saw your Romeo & Juliet last year, and can’t wait to see more, loved every second of it! :)”

Fey F writes: “Macbeth was absolutely epic today! Such a great performance, would love to see it again. :)”

See more here on the CTP Facebook fan page!