The season will be a journey through some of the greatest tales of manipulation and deceit. Watch Richard’s evil plot unfold as he seeks greatness and marvel at Helena’s cunning trickery to win the affection of Bertram. See The Musketeer’s be fooled by a spy and Macbeth, once again, fall victim to his own lies. These acts you’ll see were driven by a man’s ambition, a woman’s lust, and a man’s fear – leaving one to contemplate what you would do to achieve your ambitions.
This year, and for the first time ever, The Shakespeare Company is proud to be a part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo – Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts.
Directed by Ron Jenkins September 21 – October 8, 2016
After a long civil war between the royal family of York and Lancaster, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks. But Edward’s younger brother, Richard, resents Edward’s power and the happiness of those around him. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne—and decides to kill anyone he has to in order to full fill his destiny.
Directed by Peter Hinton January 19 – 28, 2017
Iconic and provocative Canadian playwright Brad Fraser and esteemed Canadian theatre director Peter Hinton, join forces to bring Shakespeare’s lesser known romantic tragi-comedy to life. All’s Well That Ends Well is a romantic tale about Helena, in love with the requiting Bertram and the great lengths she will go to win his affection. Known as one of Shakespeare’s darker comedies, it is the fusion of folk and fairy tale woven through the battlefield of love, betrayal, and seduction.
By John Heimbauch
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Haysam Kadri March 23 – April 8, 2017
All’s for one, and one for all! In 17th century France, d’Artagnan and his three friends defend the honour of the regiment of the King’s Musketeers and the Queen against Cardinal Richelieu and his men. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal’s spy, Milady de Winter, one of literature’s most memorable female villains. The swashbuckling heroes seek fortune, love, and danger throughout Alexandre Dumas’ adventure tale.
Directed by Craig Hall May 12 – May 27, 2016
The Shakespeare Company is proud to remount this critically acclaimed production!
Prophecies. Ambition. Murder. Madness. In Shakespeare’s famously cursed play Macbeth, darkness and evil abound. After an encounter with three weird strangers on a battlefield, Macbeth must make a decision that will change the course of his life. Betrayal, love, bloodshed and tragedy adorn his path in this chilling, supernatural tale.