Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University
Join us for our second Mainstage production of the 2019-20 season: a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic co-directed by Professors Gyllian Raby and Danielle Wilson, with Gerry Trentham.
Perdita, or The Winter’s Tale, views through the eyes of a child the chaos set in motion by a father’s paranoid jealousy. King Leontes’ psychosis is terrifying as he plots to kill his best friend Polixenes on suspicion of adultery with Queen Hermione. But when he threatens the lives of the Queen and her newborn daughter, Leontes succeeds only in killing his heir, the ailing prince Maximillius. In the storm of recrimination that follows, Max steps out of Time to save his baby sister, manipulating the Winter’s Tale by imagining reality anew.
The Department of Dramatic Arts presents this sad tale with a happy ending. The Winter’s Tale is Maximillius’ attempt to explore the situation that is destroying him, to understand its consequences and to bind his world together.
Bring your students to a special matinee performance of Perdita, or The Winter’s Tale on March 06, 2020 at 11:30 am. Group tickets start at $13 each, and discounts available. We are pleased to offer a talkback and Q & A with the actors and creative team after the matinée on March 6th. Should you be interested, contact us for more information. Curriculum connections include Shakespeare Studies, English Literature, World Studies, History, Gender Studies and Drama Studies. The performance of Perdita is appropriate for high school audiences.
To book your school, please contact the Production Manager Brian Cumberland for all group ticket purchases: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are interested in booking a tour of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts prior to the show, please e-mail email@example.com .
Presented at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts. Purchase your tickets at https://brocku.universitytickets.com/.
When: Feb. 28 and 29, 2020 — 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2020 — 2 p.m.
March 6, 2020 —11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
March 7, 2020 — 7:30 p.m.
Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines
The Marilyn I. Walker Theatre is situated at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, located at 15 Artists’ Common in downtown St. Catharines, L2R 0B5. We are adjacent to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and the Meridian Centre.
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Showtimes: Feb. 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m., Mar. 1 at 2:00 p.m., Mar. 6 at 11:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., and Mar. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Presented at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA, 15 Artist’s Common, St. Catharines, L2R 0B5. For more information: https://brocku.ca/miwsfpa/dramatic-arts/