‘Mary Stuart’ starts previews in Stratford

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Friedrich Schiller’s political thriller Mary Stuart starts previews today at the Tom Patterson Theatre. The Stratford Festival production, adapted by Peter Oswald and directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, opens May 31 and runs through September 21. “Even queens become pawns in a life-and-death power struggle driven by faith, fear, ambition and desire,” according to […]

Lucy Peacock and Seana McKenna in "Mary Stuart" at the Stratford Festival.

‘Mary Stuart’ adds 2 perfs to 2013 season

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The Stratford Festival announces additional performances of Mary Stuart within the 2013 season, one in August and another in September. The Festival says it’s “taking action to meet growing demand for what is shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest tickets.” A quarter of the performances are already sold out. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. have been […]

Chris in winter: with the Stratford 2013 marquee

Christopher Prentice joins Stratford Festival company for 5th season

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Christopher Prentice has just started rehearsals for the 2013 Stratford Festival season, his fifth with the company, known as the largest repertory theatre company in the world. Prentice’s three-play track includes two shows at the intimate promenade-style Tom Patterson Theatre and one at the 1,100-seat proscenium Avon Theatre. At the Patterson, he will play Claudio in […]

‘Henry V’ Opens at Stratford

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Des McAnuff’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V opens tonight at the Stratford Festival. It’s the 60th anniversary of Stratford’s first opening night – Alec Guinness as Dickie Crookback in Richard III, directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Our show (starring Aaron Krohn as Hank Cinq) is unbelievably huge. An enormous drawbridge, cast of nearly 40, live musicians, […]