Ontario's Stratford Festival introduces a fall series of post-performance chats and pre-performance magic shows this season in conjunction with Sunday matinee performances, beginning Sept. 14.
Martha Henry and Al Waxman play Linda and Willie Loman in this year's production of Death of a Salesman and will give post-performance chats accompanied by afternoon tea in the Chalmers Lounge of the Avon Theatre, at 5 PM Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and 26. Tickets for the discussions are $8 and include light refreshments.
Henry is in her 23rd season at the festival, where her previous appearances include The Little Foxes, Sweet Bird of Youth and Long Day's Journey in to Night, which was subsequently filmed and garnered her a Genie Award. This season she also appears as Volumnia in Coriolanus. A television, film and theatre veteran, Waxman is best known for his roles as Larry King in television's "King of Kensington" and Lt. Bert Samuels in "Cagney and Lacey."
Prior to Sunday matinee performances of Little Women Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 19, festival magic consultant Thomas Baxter will perform for families in the festival's Marquee entertainment facility, overlooking the Avon River and the festival grounds. Baxter, a professional magician and illusionist, has been the festival's magic consultant for five seasons and his worked on such productions as The Taming of the Shrew, Alice Through the Looking Glass and World of Wonders. Tickets for the 12 noon event are $15 and include a buffet luncheon.
Reservations are suggested and tickets can be purchased at (519) 273-1600 or 1-800-567 1600. --By Laura MacDonald