Summer-long Canton festival features “Bard of Avon” plays
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival – the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan –will soon return to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill for its 2022 Renaissance Season through Aug. 21.
For the first time in its 27-year history, the MSF will be performing its entire run at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton.
“We’re so pleased that our home in Canton is welcoming us back for our 2022 season, and we’re thrilled to be able to rehearse and open our shows at The Village Theater,” MSF Artistic Director Janice L. Blixt said.
The three Main Stage shows will be the heroic and epic drama Henry V, featuring Ann Arbor native and Festival Favorite Sam Hubbard as the king; the bubbly bright comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor being directed by award-winning Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric, and the silly farce Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas, featuring Edmund Alyn Jones.
Focusing on the events prior to and following the famous Battle of Agincourt, Henry V tells the story of one of Britain’s greatest kings – and the man behind the title. The final piece of Prince Hal’s story first played out in Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 (Award-Winning MSF production from 2015) where we saw the wild and angry young man as he grew into a leader of men.
The third show on the MSF calendar is always a classical play from a playwright other than Shakespeare.
The 2022 season will also feature beloved Festival actors Alan Ball and Jason Briggs, and designers Aly Renee Amidei, Emily McConnell and Melanie Schuessler-Bond.
The 2022 Season is partially supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Works.
Tickets are on sale now at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or by calling The Village Theater Box Office at 734/394-5300. For additional information, visit the MSF website: www.michiganshakespearefestival.com.
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