Date(s) - 30/08/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MUN Botanical Garden
Explore the wonder of the MUN Botanical Gardens with some of Shakespeare’s most colorful characters.
Join Perchance Theatre’s annual garden fundraiser for a magical evening of performance in an enchanting venue.
Tickets available online or by calling 709-771-2930.
Date: August 30th
Time: 6 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
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2017 will be the eighth season of Perchance Theatre at Cupids and will feature mainstage productions of Richard III, directed by our artistic director Danielle Irvine, The Taming of the Shrew, directed by guest director Andy Jones and Our Eliza, written by Newfoundland playwright Megan Gail Coles and Directed by Lois Brown.
The 2017 season is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Janet Edmonds. She drew strength from performance and gave strength through her bravery and grace. She always felt that the show must go on. With her blessing, it will.
Led by artistic director Danielle Irvine, Perchance Theatre produces and presents classical theatre with a focus on Shakespeare each summer in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
A breathtaking community on Newfoundland’s east coast, Cupids (pop. 790) is the oldest English colony in Canada. The town was established by Englishman John Guy in 1610 and turned 400 years old in 2010.
As part of the Cupids 400 celebrations, a beautiful performance space was built that was modelled after Shakespeare’s famous open air Globe theatre in London – a theatre with which the English colonists coming to the New World may have been intimately familiar.
Perchance Theatre features some of the province’s best stage actors and captures stories reminiscent of John Guy’s England, particularly what the settlers might have seen, heard, or written about in 1610.
Perchance Theatre continues to provide established and emerging artists an environment for ensemble creation and professional development, and create unique experiences for audiences, inspired by open-air Elizabethan playhouses.