Repercussion Theatre presents an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This political drama investigates the fine line between personal ambition and the general good, and —with a cast of only women— explores the relationship between gender and power. The production includes a high level of stage combat, live drumming, and (as always) a strong aesthetic style.
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (2015)
Known to many as one of Shakespeare’s most perfect comedies, Twelfth Night is a wild and touching story of a set of separate twins desperate to find their other half. Shakespeare’s stirring and memorable language is masterfully paired with hilarious physical and visual comedy, inciting tears and laughter in equal measure and sometimes simultaneously. This play deals with the nature of love and loss, asking intriguing questions about gender roles, identity and attraction. Timeless and thought provoking, Twelfth Night is the perfect play for inspiring dialogue amongst our contemporary audience.
Harry the King by William Shakespeare (2014)
The adventurous tale of a rebellious prince who grows up to become one of England’s most revered kings. Adapted from William Shakespeare’s historical plays Henry IV pt. 1, pt. 2 and Henry V, this story follows Prince Henry, who seems to be doing everything a young prince shouldn’t. But when he’s called upon to become king and ‘pay the debt he never promised,’ he rises to the occasion, uniting a country and inspiring a nation.
The production of Harry the King toured Montreal parks from July 4 until August 3, 2014.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (2013)
Lovers in a dangerous time, spooky woods, fighting fairies, mistaken identities, hardworking men in makeup, love and laughter, music, magic and mayhem, and all the excitement that comes when friendship and love are pushed to their limits.
The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream toured Montreal parks from July 4 until August 4, 2013.
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (2012)
Women are crazy! Men are idiots! Throughout the ages, the sexes have felt this way about their opposites at one time or another. For William Shakespeare, this conflict inspired sheer, comic genius in Taming of the Shrew. When fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio meets wealthy, shrewish Katharina, sparks fly (and furniture too!) But like any good romantic comedy – when the heated arguments and passionate disdain subside – love prevails.
This production toured Montreal parks from Wednesday, July 11 until Sunday, August 5, 2012.
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