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The Neverending Story at Stratford Festival


5/16/2019 - 11/3/2019


Stratford Festival

99 Downie Sreet, Stratford, ON
Stratford,ON N5A 1X2

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The famous story of a boy who becomes caught up in a mysterious book -- only to discover that the story it tells may be real!

Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace. First, he experiences the Nothing and discovers its thoughtless destruction. Then he is guided by a dream to the Swamps of Sadness where he meets Morla, the Ancient One, who reveals another solution. He must find the Childlike Empress a new name. With this new direction, Atreyu faces Ygramul the Many, befriends Falkor the Luck Dragon, and solves the riddles of the three magic gates to meet Uyulala. From her he learns that only a human child can give the Empress a new name. In despair he faces his final test—the werewolf Gmork—and returns to the Childlike Empress without a new name. However, his quest has attracted a human child. It is Bastian himself who calls out a new name for the Princess, and the story rushes to its triumphant and moving conclusion.

News About The Neverending Story at Stratford Festival

Stratford Plays Come to the Stage In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver
January 23, 2020

The Stratford Festival is seeing number of recent productions moving on to theatres across the country, where they are being received with great enthusiasm.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season
October 17, 2019

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.

Stratford Festival 2020 Announces 15 Plays, A New Theatre, and More
August 13, 2019

Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival's newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness's opening speech in Richard III anticipated the a?oeglorious summera?? that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished actors who will present a repertory season of 15 productions in four remarkable theatres.

THE CRUCIBLE Begins Previews On Stage at Stratford's Avon Theatre
August 01, 2019

 Previews begin today for The Crucible, Arthur Miller's haunting dramatization of the Salem witch trials. Directed by Festival veteran Jonathan Goad, the production opens on Friday, August 16, at the Avon Theatre, marking the 12th and final production in the Festival's 67th season, which runs until November 10.

BWW Review: THE NEVERENDING STORY at The Stratford Festival is a Magical Adventure for the Whole Family
June 23, 2019

This season at the Stratford Festival, a new generation of imaginative dreamers now has the opportunity to be introduced to Michael Ende's THE NEVERENDING STORY. In partnership with Canada's National Arts Centre and presented by Schulich Children's Plays, this play is the perfect out for a family looking to immerse themselves in the arts while visiting Stratford.

Stratford Festival Celebrates A Crowning Moment For The New Tom Patterson Theatre Centre
May 30, 2019

The Stratford Festival celebrated a crowning moment at the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre on Wednesday. Major donors, Board members and government officials gathered together for the first time in the new facility for a "topping off ceremony" - the placement of the final beam that will support the roof over the new auditorium.

Stratford Festival's 67th Season Officially Opens on Monday
May 23, 2019

The Stratford Festival kicks off its 67th season on Monday with the gala opening of Shakespeare's Othello, followed by five more openings as the week unfolds: Billy Elliot the Musical, Henry VIII, Private Lives, Little Shop of Horrorsand The Merry Wives of Windsor. Artistic

Chilina Kennedy To Headline The House Of Martin Guerre In Concert At The Stratford Festival
May 06, 2019

The Stratford Festival has announced that Chilina Kennedy will headline a musical Forum Showcase on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for Chilina Kennedy in The House of Martin Guerre in Concert.

Stratford Festival's Work Being Showcased Far Beyond Stratford
January 10, 2019

People will have a number of opportunities to see the work of the Stratford Festival on stages in Toronto and Montreal, as well as on screens across Canada and internationally this year.

Stratford Festival Box Office Opens To The Public Tomorrow
January 03, 2019

With work well underway for an exciting 2019 season, the Stratford Festival box office opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, January 4. There are lots of new developments for the coming season, including expanded bus service from the GTA and Kitchener-Waterloo, and the new Bravo Zone, which offers 150,000 tickets priced at $41.

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