Shakespeare in the Ruff is a Toronto based theatre company dedicated to the rebirth of a Shakespeare tradition in the diverse neighbourhoods of Riverdale & Leslieville and performs annually, as of 2012, during the summer in Withrow Park. In addition to year-round programming and events, Shakespeare in the Ruff also has an apprenticeship program which runs in conjunction with our summer season. It is made up of teenagers interested in pursuing theatre and participation is free of charge.
What People Are Saying
"I fell in love with Toronto's newest company, the minute they walked onto their makeshift stage in Withrow Park"
— Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"They've solidified their place among the best outdoor Shakespeare experiences in the city"
— Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine