The Shakespeare Company is Calgary’s lean and mean classical theatre company.

 

Since 1995, we have brought the Bard alive for Calgarians through both Shakespeare and Shakespeare inspired plays. The Company’s mandate is to educate and enchant artists and audiences alike by performing premium productions. The company is committed to making Shakespeare accessible through innovative performances and inspired directing.

The Tempest

Directed by Jamie Dunsdon

Starring Shawna Burnett as Prospera

September 19 – October 5, 2019

Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who usurped her of her title and stranded her on a remote island. Thought to be one of his final plays, Shakespeare’s epic drama of family, loss, reconciliation and revenge is brought to life in this visually striking production.

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The Merchant of Venice

Directed by Carey Perloff

Starring Seana McKenna as Shylock

November 28 – December 8, 2019

The Merchant of Venice, is a story of prejudice, social injustice, money and love. When a merchant must default on a large loan from a Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the fiercely unforgiving creditor demands a grim payment instead.

With Hit & Myth

In partnership with The Division of Drama,

School of Creative and Performing Arts

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A Tender Thing

By Ben Power

Directed by Kevin McKendrick

March 21 – April 11, 2020

What if Romeo and Juliet had lived? The premise is simple – rather than taking their own lives, the young lovers have grown old together, their dazzling love undimmed, to endure a more commonplace tragedy. Shakespeare’s timeless poetry creates a new, deeply romantic and powerful play, and a strikingly different love story.

A Co-Production with Lunchbox Theatre

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Roulette Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Haysam Kadri

May 14 – 31, 2020

With Hit & Myth

What happens when 7 actors learn every part of Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy? Chaos! Roulette Shakespeare will offer a new combination of actors playing different roles every night. 5 minutes before curtain, an audience member will spin the roulette wheel, and determine what actors are playing what parts. It promises to be an exciting experience for the audience and a terrifying one for the actors.

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Learn the many ways you can support The Shakespeare Co. and help keep the spirit of Shakespeare thriving in Calgary. 

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