Shakespeare Challenge – Featured Player, Lars Classington

The Shakespeare Challenge has begun! 10 members of the GTA community have teamed up, are fundraising, and are rehearsing The Tempest with our Founding Artistic Director, Michael Kelly.  They'll all step into the spotlight for the gala performance on Saturday, February 23rd, at the historic Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.All proceeds support access to the arts through Shakespeare in Action's ticket subsidy program, TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, and Shakespeare Fight Club.Meet Shakespeare Challenge participant, Lars Classington!To support Lars, click here!

The Shakespeare Challenge has begun! 10 members of the GTA community have teamed up, are fundraising, and are rehearsing The Tempest with our Founding Artistic Director, Michael Kelly.

They’ll all step into the spotlight for the gala performance on Saturday, February 23rd, at the historic Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. 

All proceeds support access to the arts through Shakespeare in Action’s ticket subsidy program, TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, and Shakespeare Fight Club.

Meet Shakespeare Challenge participant, Lars Classington!

To support Lars, click here!

 

LARS CLASSINGTON – Lars Classington – Fitting that he was born on Friday the 13th, because Lars is stranger than fiction and larger than life. A native of Orillia, Ontario, Classington is a comedian slash actor slash writer, currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Described as a “human cartoon,” Lars is the winner of the 2011 “Big League Comedy Last Laugh Competition” and the 2012 London Music Award for Most Popular Media/TV Personality. His comedic raps were featured on The Comedy Network show “Upload Yours.”

Lars entertains by combining funny faces and voices with crazy ideas. Lars is also a character actor in comedic murder mystery dinner theatre with Mystery Unlimited and performed as Aussie reptile expert “Alligator Al” in one man kids shows at Reptilia reptile zoo. Watch for Lars on a stage, a street, or an internet machine near you!

Why are you taking The Shakespeare Challenge?
Why am I involved in the Challenge? Providing at-risk youth with an opportunity to experience Shakespeare (or any of the arts for that matter) provides them with a chance to escape any difficulties they might be experiencing in their lives. Generally, artistic events are fun and exciting, and for some kids, they might be the only light in an otherwise dark tunnel. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that was able to provide me with tons of opportunity to explore the arts, music, and sports. As a result, I was able to have fun, explore my interests, make friends and stay out of trouble. Being a part of the Shakespeare Challenge gives me the chance to pay that opportunity forward to others.

Help Lars achieve his goal by donating to his Giving Page:
http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=23260

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