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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shakespeare on the Canal

            I like living in Indy for several reasons.  One reason is because there is always something to do in or around the city for people living on a budget.  For example, last night the hubs and I went on our weekly date and saw a Shakespeare play at White River State Park.  The event was free.  We only had to pay $6 for parking and the cost of the food that we packed in our picnic.  As most of our dates do, the entire night cost us less than $20. 

            Shakespeare on the Canal is an annual, free even put on by the talented people of HART’s.   Matt and I usually enjoy this annual event by going downtown a few hours early, parking at White River Park, walking the canal, then going back to the car to get our picnic and taking it out to the lawn about an hour before the play starts, so we get good seating.   

            This year, Othello was performed.  Now, my husband is not a fine arts fan, the same way that I am not a sports fan, but the overall experience of this event is always fun for us to go to.  It’s just fun to get out of the house and enjoy the different things that the city has to offer. 

            If you decide to go to this event in the future, you should not expect a huge theatrical performance, or you will surely be disappointed.  After all, it is a free event.  In past years they’ve had a small stage but few props.  This year, there wasn’t a stage at all.  The back drop was simply the canal and the old Washington Street bridge.  There are lights, costumes and a sound system, but that’s pretty much it.  If you’re a fine arts fan, this is more than enough to keep you entertained.  The event is really about enjoying theatre in a beautiful setting with good company and good food of your choice.  If you’re ever in the Indy area in the summer time, I would recommend that you see if you happen to be in town on one of the three nights that Shakespeare on the Canal is being performed.

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