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Final weekend for Macbeth, through August 20 at Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
Final weekend for Macbeth, through August 20 at Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

Playbill: On Stages Now

by / Jun. 13, 2017 12pm EST

MACBETH: Saul Elkin directs. This is the final week! Through August 20 on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park. 

 PLUS, AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: 

1837: THE FARMERS’ REVOLT: A play about the Rebellions of 1837, which led eventually to Canadian nationhood.

1979: More Canadian history, this one a comedy about former Joe Clark, prime minister for just 10 months.

AN OCTOROON: Funny, challenging, and award-winning play by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins examining racial attitudes in America.

ANDROCLES AND THE LION: An interactive take on Shaw’s re-telling of the well-known fable.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA: 1990 memory play by Irishman Brian Friel.

DRACULA: A funny and sexy staging of Bram Stoker’s supernatural thriller.

THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III: Alan Bennett play about the monarch’s struggles with mental illness.

ME AND MY GIRL: Musical comedy from the 1930s, revised by Stephen Fry in the 1980s.

MIDDLETOWN: An exploration of a small American town by playwright Will Eno.

SAINT JOAN: Shaw’s study of the sainted French military hero and martyr.

WILDE TALES: Four stories by Oscar Wilde adapted for the stage.

Playing now at the Shaw Festival, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com.

 PLUS, AT THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL: 

BAKKHAI: In Euripides’s play, Dionysos arrives in Thebes, bent on revenge.

THE BREATHING HOLE: World premiere of a play tracing Candian history from first contact between Europeans and First Nations to a world threatened by cliamte change.

THE CHANGELING: Treachery, madness, murder, lust—all the elelments of a Jacobean tragedy.

GUYS AND DOLLS: Frank Loesser’s classic musical.

HMS PINAFORE: Gilbert and Sullivan’s high-seas operetta.

THE KOMAGATU MARU INCIDENT: Based ona 1914 incident in which a shipload of emigrants from India are denied entrance to Vancouver.

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT: Imagine that there is a rich reservoir of oil under the streets of Paris…

ROMEO AND JULIET: Shakespeare’s second-most frustrating tragedy.

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL: Witty society comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

TARTUFFE: Holy Molière.

TIMON OF ATHENS: How not to succeed in business, win friends, and influence people? 

TREASURE ISLAND: Adapted for the stage by Nicolas Billon.

TWELFTH NIGHT: A comedy with everything: a shipwreck, sassy servants, cross-dressing, a dissolute uncle.

THE VIRGIN TRIAL: A thriller about the young Princess Elizabeth navigating Tudor intrigues.

At the Stratford Festival, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario, 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca.

 PLUS, AT CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION: 

ROMEO AND JULIET: Through August 18.

At Chautauqua Theater Company, 716-357-6437, chq.org/chautauqua-theater-company.


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Information (title, dates, venue) subject to change based on the presenters’ privilege. Email production information to: info@dailypublic.com.

 

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