A COVID-19 Valentine’s Day will probably feature fewer communal cinnamon heart bowls but Theatre on the Isle is doing its best to make sure there’s no shortage of love.
The theatre organization is inviting the community to an amorous evening Feb 11 at 7:30 p.m. The evening of live-streamed poetry, letters and theatre shorts will be broadcast over YouTube and Zoom webinar.
“It’s a bit of a variety night celebrating love and Valentine’s Day,” explains TOTI’s Kat Stephens.
Part of the live-streamed event will feature published Bowen authors sharing from their works, including real-life couple Audrey and Paul Grescoe, editors of a three-book series of Canadians' letters (including one dedicated to love letters), and Jude Neale reciting one of her love poems.
Like other virtual TOTI presentations, the link will be available Thursday, first through the newsletter and then in the hours before the event, on its Facebook page. There’s also now an option to stream the event through YouTube (watch TOTI’s website for details).
'Love Letters' is the first of four new virtual TOTI presentations the group announced this week. Other upcoming shows include:
- Bard on the Broadband - A "variety-style evening" featuring "snippets of the Bard's greatest hits - as well as some beloved contemporary tidbits inspired by his works." - Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- A Day of Fools - "We're bringing back the court jesters, the commedia characters and the class clown for a special night of tomfoolery." - Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- A New Hope by William Shakespeare - What if the bard had written Star Wars? This Star Wars Day special is on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.