May 23, 2014 — The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario has hired a new artistic director. Rona Waddington, who brought "Hamlet" to Prescott last summer, succeeds Ian Farthing in December. Farthing will step down at the end of this summer's 12th season.
Waddington has an impressive background as an actor and director at theatres across Canada and Europe. And she told Todd Moe she loves the idea of presenting Shakespeare outdoors along the St. Lawrence in the summer months.