Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

From Jun 12, 2020 to Jun 28, 2020
Play by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Directed by Eric Schildge

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This 1988 comedy follows Constance Ledbelly, a young English literature professor from Queen's University, as she explores the tragedies of Shakespeare's leading players - Romeo, Juliet, Othello and Desdemona. In a moment of despair, Constance is thrown into both her subconscious mind and the two Shakespearean tragedies to discover the truth about herself.

NHTP Youth Rep Alum Mary Langley returns to our blackbox in the lead role of this playful comedy. And for the first time Teaching Artist Eric Schildge, whom you'll have seen in last Season's production of Charm by Kathleen Cahill, will be leading the cast and crew as this production's director. Eric has this to say about the production....

"It is such a beautifully written piece, and so playful! The relationships between the women are rich and complex, and I think there are opportunities for some creative casting choices (and a lot of doubling/tripling) that could foreground some really interesting commentaries on gender, class, race, knowledge and power." 

Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, living and working in Montreal. MacDonald received the Governor General's Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for the play. She was the inaugural Mordecai Richler Reading Room Writer in Residence at Concordia University, and she coaches students in the Acting and Playwriting Programs at the National Theatre School of Canada.

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