Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
presented by Awkward Stage Productions
August 4, 11, 13, 17, 19, 25, 26 @ 8:00pm
August 7 & 28 @ 2:00pm
Preview: August 3 @ 8:00pm
Opening Night: August 4 @ 8:00pm
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy by Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Governor General’s Award winner. Were Shakespeare’s classic tragedies “Othello” and “Romeo and Juliet” originally comedies that got lost in translation? That’s what Constance, a young English literature prof from Queen’s University believes. So begins her comedic search for the ‘lost fool’, and possibly herself, through a modern rabbit hole with the intrepid help – and often hindrance – of fair Juliet and wise Desdemona. Her attempts to save the heroines from their harrowing fates result in a wild ride – sword fighting, dancing, disguises – it’s a crazy intelligent romp!
Please note: This presentation contains strong language, loud noises, smoking and the use of haze
Post-show talkback: August 11, 2016 – Join the cast and crew as well as special guest Professor Stephen Heatley, Head of the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC.
Ticket Prices: $35 (section A) / $28 (section B) / $20 (section C)
*Preview Tickets: $30 (section A) / $22 (section B) / $15 (section C)
THE FAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Just what your summer needs! A cheeky new festival celebrating clever Canadian twists of Shakespeare! Love the Bard, but need a new angle? Not a big fan of Will, but love a saucy show with lots of laughs? Then this festival is for you – IT’S LIKE SHAKESPEARE, ONLY BETTER!
Two award winning Canadian comedies are presented in repertory, directed by Andy Toth. TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus by Andrew Wade (book & lyrics) and Jenny Andersen (music) and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald.