23.04.2024 – 12.05.2024
Author Erin Shields offers a feminist reinterpretation of Shakespeare's work through a modern adaptation. This approach brings to light the less explored aspects of Shakespeare's texts, as well as raising current social challenges that hinder women's full participation in the performing arts.
In this play, you'll see Lady Capulet struggling to maintain her attractiveness alongside the young and energetic Juliet, Goneril claiming the complex role of King Lear, Hermia lamenting the sartorial constraints that prevent her from wearing the women's clothes she prefers, and Desdemona clamoring for an intimacy coach. All this, while the director encourages Lady Macbeth to "sexualize her unsexing", Ophelia rages against patriarchy and the chorus of actresses barely contain their emotion at what they are experiencing, whether on stage or backstage.
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Photo: Centaur Theatre
Theatre Centaur, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal, Québec H2Y 2T1, Canada