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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