An informal and enlightening "Bring Your Own"-Picnic with our resident Shakespeare scholar (Dr. Yolana Wassersug)! Join us in the park for a brand new event, where you can hang out and talk all things Bard before the show. Whether you just need to brush up on the plot or you want to dive deeper into the themes, these picnics will be the perfect appetizer to the the main event!

The Picnic Sessions are FREE! Bring your own food!

  • Where: The Cambridge Battery
  • Time: 6pm (1 hour before showtime)


Please check the schedule to see when we’ll be meeting. See you in the park!


Yolana Wassersug’s first experience seeing Shakespeare was in Point Pleasant Park when she was seven years old. She has been to many Shakespeare by the Sea productions since then. Yolana studied theatre and Early Modern Studies at the University of King’s College. From 2008-2014, she lived in Stratford-upon-Avon—Shakespeare’s birthplace—and worked on her Master’s and Doctoral degrees there. After completing her PhD in Renaissance drama, she moved back home to Halifax and launched a theatre history podcast ( She spends most of her time teaching, seeing plays, reading, and baking.

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