Proceeds from the performance will support the Festival's development of new plays.
Des McAnuff, Stratford's artistic director (and the play's director), said in a statement, “I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Christopher Plummer — one of the greatest classical actors of our time — on this magical project. The critical acclaim and the response at the box office have been tremendously gratifying. We know first-hand that this production has turned many people on to the joys of Shakespeare and classical theatre — and this is core to our mandate at the Festival. I’m delighted that we are able to offer this extraordinary encore in support of new play development, a cause very dear to my heart.”
Tickets will go on sale online at 12:01 AM Aug. 21. Phone and in-person sales will begin at 9 AM Aug. 21.
For the performance, there will be a limited number of "A+ seats" made available for $250, which will include a signed copy of Plummer’s memoir, "In Spite of Myself." The remaining "A+ seating" will be offered at $175. A seating is priced at $125 and B seating at $95. Everyone will receive a copy of the Festival’s 2010 season poster featuring an image of Plummer as Prospero. The $250 tickets will not be available online.
The Festival Theatre is located at 55 Queen Street in Stratford, Canada. For tickets, call (800) 567-1600 or visit stratfordshakespearefestival.com.