Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

By Ann-Marie MacDonald

Julie Stewart as Constance Ledbelly

What would happen if Juliet’s and Desdemona’s death sentences were reprieved? In this exuberant revision of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet, Constance Ledbelly, a dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is 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. In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy.
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Cast & Crew

Julie Stewart*                                   Constance Ledbelly
Sarah McVie* Desdemona, et al.
Ben Meuser* Romeo, et al.
Jean Parker Juliet, et al.
Peter R. Snell*                                    Professor Claude, et al.
Jennifer Brewin Director
John Koensgen* Fight Director
Glenn Davidson Set & Lightin Design
Raha Javanfar Assistant Lighting Designer
Cam McKittrick Sound Design
Jennifer Triemstra Costume Design
Alexandra Gilbert Associate Costume Designer
Tanya Greve* Stage Manager
Rita Johnson Assistant Stage Manager

*appearing with the permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association