This is a repeating eventfebruary 9, 2024 7:30 pm
Stuck in an endless loop of turning a dagger on herself, Juliet breaks out of her tragedy in search of a reason for her tragic demise. On the way, Juliet
Stuck in an endless loop of turning a dagger on herself, Juliet breaks out of her tragedy in search of a reason for her tragic demise. On the way, Juliet recruits a team of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters to find out why they’ve been forced to die. Can they alter their fate, or are they doomed to play out the same tragic tales for the rest of eternity?
Monster Theatre’s Juliet: A Revenge Comedy, by Pippa Mackie and Ryan Gladstone, premiered at the Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2019 and then, in 2022, did a larger four-city Fringe Festival circuit, selling out shows in all cities, gaining widespread popularity as well as critical acclaim wherever it went, and garnering six Jessie Award nominations and one win.
For its run on The Cultch’s Historic Theatre stage Juliet: A Revenge Comedy is getting an update.
“For anyone who has seen the show already in a previous run, it’ll be worth coming again,” says Gladstone. “We’ve got a brand new musical score, new set design and new lighting design. It’s going to look amazing.”
Designers Drew Jurecka, Jude Weismiller, Jon Paterson, Nita Bowerman, and Alexandra Caprara join the returning cast Ryan Gladstone as Shakespeare, Lili Beaudoin as Juliet, and Carly Pokoradi, who reprises her Jesse award-winning role, playing over 20 characters including Lady Macbeth and Ophelia, to bring this canon-bending comedy to life once more.
“I am thrilled Juliet: A Revenge Comedy is being presented on The Cultch’s Historic stage, especially as part of the 50th Anniversary,” says Co-writer and Producer Pippa Mackie. “We have been touring this show since 2019 and can’t wait to share it with Cultch audiences.”
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)
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