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Desdemona

October 24 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2019

Driftwood Players
Presents
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

An exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Her attempts to save first Desdemona, then Juliet, from their harrowing fates, result in a wild unpredictable ride through comedy and near-tragedy, as mild-mannered Constance learns to love, sword-fight, dance Renaissance-style, and master a series of disguises… Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

In addition to some of our younger members in this cast, we are very pleased to feature Carmen Marcuso and Noah Ord as our live musicians.

Tickets $25 Adults / $15 Students – on sale October 3
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Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Driftwood Players
Phone:
604 886-0143
Website:
http://www.driftwoodplayers.ca/

Venue

Heritage Playhouse
662 North Road
Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0 Canada
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Phone:
604 886-8998
Website:
https://heritageplayhouse.com/