Festivals & Events

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Theatre Projects Manitoba

Colin Jackson Theatre
393 Portage Avenue (3rd floor, Portage Place)
Wheelchair accessible
Capacity 79

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is 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.
A gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

Director: Michelle Boulet
Cast: RobYn Slade as Constance Ledbelly, with Tom Keenan, Ryan Miller, Laura Olafson & Joanne Roberts
"Stratford-upon-Acid: that's where MacDonald's dizzying Goodnight Desdemona lives…MacDonald traipses through the canon with glee…Lots of clever fun.” – The Village Voice

Thu Jan 30 7:30PM (Preview, PWYC)
Fri Jan 31 7:30PM (Opening)
Sat Feb 1 7:30PM
Sun Feb 2 3:00PM (Talkback)
Tue Feb 4 7:30PM ($10 students/mixer)
Wed Feb 5 7:30PM ($15 arts workers/mixer)
Thu Feb 6 7:30PM
Fri Feb 7 7:30PM
Sat Feb 8 3:00 (Talkback) & 7:30PM
Sun Feb 9 4:00PM
Tue Feb 11 7:30PM ($10 students/mixer)
Wed Feb 12 7:30PM
Thu Feb 13 7:30PM
Fri Feb 14 7:30PM
Sat Feb 15 7:30PM
2 hours, 15 minutes
Warnings: See theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca/shows/good-night-desdemona-good-morning-juliet/

Tickets $10 – $27
In advance:
Visit theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca/purchase
Call 204 989 2400
At the door:
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, ShakespearePass
Box Office opens 1 hour before showtime