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Road Trip: British Columbia’s Bard on the Beach

Go thither to Vancouver for a memorable marathon of plays by Shakespeare and contemporary playwright

By Sarai Dominguez August 9, 2011

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This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Seattle magazine.

WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia, for the 22nd annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (through 9/24; 1695 Whyte Ave., in Vanier Park; bardonthebeach.org).

Why: To experience As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice performed in the newly renovated main-stage tent against a stunning natural background of mountain peaks, ocean and sky.

Beyond the Bard: Support modern-day playwrights (plus comedians, improvisers and clowns) at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival (9/8–9/18; times, prices and locations vary; vancouverfringe.com), which showcases avant-garde local and national talent.

Getting There: Drive north on I-5 and continue onto B.C. 99 North toward Vancouver. Follow signs to Vanier Park and watch for folks sporting velvet capes and puffy shirts.

 

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