Lynne and Michael Kositsky at Swiss Chalet in Stratford, Ontario
Oberoners Tom and Rosey Hunter, Tom and Joy Townsend, Richard Joyrich and Linda Theil met Minerva's Voyage author Lynne Kositsky and her charming husband Michael for lunch at the Swiss Chalet in Stratford, Ontario yesterday. We all wished Lynne a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day as she blew out the candles on her chocolate cake.
After lunch Oberons attended the Stratford Shakespeare Festival matinee performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona, then joined Lynne and Michael for dinner at Demetre's where we polished off Lynne's cake, and fulfilled all our wishes at a magnificent production of The Winter's Tale directed by Marti Maraden -- whom Richard says is the only person who really knows how to direct Shakespeare. If you are able to make your way to Ontario, we highly recommend this production that runs until September 25, 2010. Staging, costumes, casting -- the play delighted in every way.
Yanna McIntosh/Hermione, Seana McKenna/Paulina, Ben Carlson/Leontes in Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2010 production of The Winter's Tale (photo courtesy stratfordfestival.ca)