Friday, September 18, 2009

Upcoming: Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Southwestern University, September 30 - October 4

UPDATE: Click for ALT review, October 3

Found on-line at the Theatre Department of Southwestern University, Georgetown:

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet)

By Ann-Marie Macdonald
Directed by Mark Pickell

September 30-October 4, 2009
7pm - Wednesday & Thursday
8pm - Friday & Saturday
3pm - Sunday

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Imagine a collaboration between Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Woody Allen, and you have the essence of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), a wild and fantastical farce that includes cross-dressing, swordplay, mistaken identities, and playful tomfoolery.

What would happen if Juliet's and Desdemona's death sentences were reprieved? Constance Ledbelly, a dusty and plucky academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for Romeo and Juliet and Othello, and is magically transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them from death and finds out what they are all about, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self.

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