Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 2017

By on August 11, 2017
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 2017

Since its inception in 1985 Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has become a summer staple in Saskatoon.  In May the main stage white tent goes up along the beautiful banks of the South Saskatchewan River.  And then Saskatoon waits in anticipation for the upcoming season.  Of course, 2017 was no different.

Every summer a remarkable and talented cast and crew come together to put on a stage performance that is always an experience. By putting on two different Shakespeare plays each year the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan theater group takes Shakespeare out of the classroom and makes it a great choice for an evening out.  Who would have thought?

Each year the artistic director takes two Shakespeare plays and puts a unique spin on them.  Whether it’s Ceasar set in the year 2416,  Love’s Labour Lost with a Roughrider spin, or post WWII and Much Ado About Nothing you are sure to be entertained.

2017 Performances

2017 is promising to be no different.  This year’s performances are:

  • Twelfth Night – July 5th to August 20th
  • Richard III –  July 6th to August 19th

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies.  Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s rendition involves “Bluegrass music, cross dressing, gender bending, miscommunication, trickery…”  Add to that a very complicated love triangle and you will be laughing all night long.

Richard III

Richard III is the classic tale of sibling rivalry and power.  Plotting to steal his brother, King Edward IV’s, crown Richard manipulates his way into into being one of Shakespeare’s most hated villains.


With lots of performances in the 2017 season you are sure to find one that suits you.
Ticket can be purchased through Tickmaster.

Go to website for more information on these productions and other programs they off our wonderful city.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
205 Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N9

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Cast and Crew


Pictures from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan website.

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