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Forgive and be free.

In Shakespeare's great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take?

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | Directed by ANTONI CIMOLINO

Starring:

  • Martha Henry as Prospero
  • Graham Abbey as Antonio
  • Michael Blake as Caliban
  • Brent Carver as Ariel
  • Sébastien Heins as Ferdinand
  • Tom McCamus as Stephano
  • Stephen Ouimette as Trinculo
  • Lucy Peacock as Juno
  • André Sills as Sebastian

A love story with twists. And tunes.

 A charming but fraudulent salesman arrives in River City to work his usual scam - only to find that a bill of goods can be the real deal. With melodies that include the rousing "Seventy-Six Trombones," this musical-comedy classic will delight the whole family.

Book, Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON | Story by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACY | Directed and choreographed by DONNA FEORE

Starring:

  • Daren A. Herbert as Harold Hill
  • Danielle Wade as Marion Paroo
  • Denise Oucharek as Mrs. Paroo
  • Steve Ross as Mayor Shinn
  • Mark Uhre as Marcellus Washburn
  • Blythe Wilson as Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn

Be careful what you kill for.

To prevent a potential tyrant from gaining control of the state, men of honour are willing to stain their hands with blood. But no one can foresee the twists of fate that follow the last twist of the knife, and the assassins' actions soon plunge their world into war.

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | Directed by SCOTT WENTWORTH

Starring:

  • Seana McKenna as Julius Caesar
  • Michelle Giroux as Mark Antony 
  • Jonathan Goad as Brutus
  • Irene Poole as Cassius
  • Monice Peter as Portia
  • Joseph Ziegler as Caska

The faster you rise, the harder you fall.

He's fearless on the battlefield - but in the pitfall-laden world of politics, he's doomed by his contempt for the common people. This stunning production by genre-defying director Robert Lepage explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy.

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | Directed by ROBERT LEPAGE

Starring: 

  • André Sills as Coriolanus
  • Graham Abbey as Tullus Aufidius
  • Michael Blake as Cominius
  • Tom McCamus as Menenius Agrippa
  • Stephen Ouimette as Junius Brutus
  • Lucy Peacock as Volumnia
  • Tom Rooney as Sicinius Velutus

Desperate times. Hilarious measures.

A Neapolitan family prospers from the black market during the Second World War. But even as the money flows, community ties are tested and a moral price must be paid. A sparkling and warm-hearted comedy from a celebrated 20th-century master.

By EDUARDO DE FILIPPO | In a new translation by JOHN MURRELL, commissioned by the Stratford Festival | From a literal translation by DONATO SANTERAMO | Directed by ANTONI CIMOLINO

Starring: 

  • Tom McCamus as Gennaro Iovine
  • Brigit Wilson as Amalia
  • Michael Blake as Errico
  • Shruti Kothari as Maria Rosaria
  • Tom Rooney as Riccardo Spasiano
  • André Sills as Brigadier Ciappa
  • Johnathan Sousa as Amedeo

Justice isn't always blind.

Justice is pitted against bigotry when white lawyer Atticus Finch defends a falsely accused black man, Tom Robinson - thereby inspiring in his young daughter, Scout, a passionate belief in the necessity for moral courage and truth in a world of hatred and lies.

Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by HARPER LEE | Dramatized by CHRISTOPHER SERGEL | Directed by NIGEL SHAWN WILLIAMS

Starring:

  • Jonathan Goad as Atticus Finch
  • Irene Poole as Jean Louise
  • Matthew G. Brown as Tom Robinson
  • Tim Campbell as Heck Tate
  • Jonelle Gunderson as Mayella Ewell
  • Randy Hughson as Bob Ewell
  • Joseph Ziegler as Judge Taylor

Sex and drag and rock n' roll.

It's the most fun you can have in fishnets! A cult classic for more than forty years, this brilliant pastiche of B-movie horror and sci-fi tropes, with its irresistible rock-and roll score, invites us to shed our inhibitions and explore our wildest dreams and desires.

Book, Music and Lyrics by RICHARD O'BRIEN | Directed and Choreographed by DONNA FEORE

By arrangement with Rocky Horror Company Limited

Starring:

  • Dan Chameroy as Dr. Frank N. Furter
  • Jennifer Rider-Shaw as Janet
  • Sayer Roberts as Brad
  • Robert Markus as Riff Raff
  • Erica Peck as Magenta
  • Steve Ross as the Narrator
  • Kimberly-Ann Truong as Columbia

Little lies. Big laughs.

Sir Robert Chiltern enjoys a reputation as the only truly honest man in politics - till an unwelcome visitor threatens to reveal the secret that could destroy his career. Intrigue and blackmail drive a suspenseful comedy-drama that sparkles with Wilde's inimitable wit.

By OSCAR WILDE | Directed by LEZLIE WADE

Starring:

  • Tim Campbell as Sir Robert Chiltern
  • Brad Hodder as Lord Arthur Goring
  • Joseph Ziegler as Lord Caversham

The devil wears snakeskin.

Inspired by John Milton's epic poem of the cosmic battle between good and evil, Satan's revenge and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, this ultra-contemporary new drama is fiercely engaging, irreverently funny and deeply moving.

By ERIN SHIELDS | A theatrical adaptation of JOHN MILTON'S Paradise Lost | Directed by JACKIE MAXWELL

World première: A Stratford Festival commission

Starring:

  • Lucy Peacock as Satan
  • Qasim Khan as Adam
  • Amelia Sargisson as Eve

A sisterhood of secrecy.

Three sisters live in poverty with their ailing father and dissolute, dying brother, jealously guarding the secrets of their disappointed hearts. But desperation drives them to a life-changing choice, as they reveal the literary talents that will win them world-wide fame.

By JORDI MAND | Directed by VANESSA PORTEOUS

World première: A Stratford Festival commission

Starring:

  • Beryl Bain as Charlotte
  • Jessica B. Hill as Emily
  • Andrea Rankin as Anne

Double Trouble.

Separated in infancy, two pairs of twins are now in the same city, each unaware of the presence of their long-lost counterparts. Hilarity mounts as the look-alikes are repeatedly mistaken for each other - till unexpected reunions bring happy endings for all.

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | Directed by KEIRA LOUGHRAN

Starring:

  • Beryl Bain as Dromio of Syracuse
  • Jessica B. Hill as Antipholus of Syracuse
  • Qasim Khan as Antipholus of Ephesus
  • Josue Laboucane as Dromio of Ephesus

Home is where the heart aches.

In this searing cry from the heart, one of the 20th century's greatest playwrights paints a haunting portrait of his own emotionally damaged family as they struggle - under crushing burdens of guilt, resentment and dread - to maintain the unifying bonds of love.

By EUGENE O'NEILL | Directed by MILES POTTER

Starring:

  • Seana McKenna as Mary Tyrone
  • Scott Wentworth as James Tyrone
  • Gordon S. Miller as James Tyrone Jr.

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