GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET) to Open 2/28 at Hart House Theatre
Opening February 28, Hart House Theatre will present one of our country's greatest dramas. Directed by Hart House Theatre alumna Carly Chamberlain and featuring a cast of the city's finest emerging talent, this multi-award-winning show is smart, savvy and wholey Canadian. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) tells the other-worldly, comedic story of Constance Ledbelly, an overlooked academic striving to prove her theory about two of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Through Constance's often hilarious, subconscious journey of self-discovery, Shakespeare's archetypal heroines are shown in a new light as they try to untangle issues of identity, sexuality and self-worth.
Heading up the creative team is Director Carly Chamberlain. Carly is a graduate of the University of Windsor's B.F.A. Acting Program, serves as the outreach coordinator for Driftwood Theatre and is the founding artistic producer for Neoteny Theatre. With experience on stage as well as in the director's seat, Carly brings a wealth of talent and a passion for Canadian theatre to her work.
Dora Award winning Lighting Designer Andre du Toit is a U of T graduate who has extensive experience designing for theatre as well as live music. In additional to working in design, Andre is also the artistic producer of The Lab Cab Festival and the producer of the newly founded Canadian Rep Theatre.
Returning to Hart House Theatre for his sixth production is designer Scott Penner. Scott tackles both set and costume design for this show, bringing a broad range of experience from theatres across Canada. Scott's bold, imaginative work has been seen at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Grand Theatre, the Sudbury Theatre Centre, the Montgomery Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Angelwalk Theatre and the Winnipeg Studio Theatre.