Media Release 24/16
May 27, 2016… The Stratford Festival’s 64th season – based on the theme After the Victory – gets underway officially next Monday, May 30, with the gala opening of Macbeth, directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and featuring Ian Lake in the title role, with Krystin Pellerin as Lady Macbeth.
“Our creative teams, acting company and artisans have together made some of the most exciting and diverse experiences ever for Festival audiences,” says Mr. Cimolino. “Our season about victory and loss, I sense, will be a sure win for all who visit Stratford.”
The week includes five more openings:
- A Chorus Line, directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, featuring Dayna Tietzen and Juan Chioran.
- All My Sons, directed by Martha Henry, featuring Joseph Ziegler and Lucy Peacock
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Tim Carroll, featuring Sara Farb, Ruby Joy, André Morin and Gareth Potter.
- As You Like It, directed by Jillian Keiley, featuring Petrina Bromley, Cyrus Lane and Seana McKenna.
- Shakespeare in Love, directed by Declan Donnellan, featuring Luke Humphrey and Shannon Taylor.
There is plenty more to come this season, with a second round of openings from June 21 to 22 featuring:
- A Little Night Music, directed by Gary Griffin, featuring Ben Carlson, Cynthia Dale and Yanna McIntosh.
- Breath of Kings: Rebellion, conceived and adapted by Graham Abbey, directed by Weyni Mengesha and Mitchell Cushman, featuring Graham Abbey, Araya Mengesha, Tom Rooney and Geraint Wyn Davies.
- Breath of Kings: Redemption, conceived and adapted by Graham Abbey, directed by Mitchell Cushman and Weyni Mengesha, featuring Graham Abbey, Araya Mengesha, Tom Rooney and Geraint Wyn Davies.
Four more shows open August 18 and 19:
- Bunny, by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by Sarah Garton Stanley, featuring Maev Beaty.
- The Hypochondriac, directed by Antoni Cimolino, featuring Stephen Ouimette and Brigit Wilson.
- The Aeneid, by Olivier Kemeid, translated by Maureen Labonté, directed by Keira Loughran and featuring Gareth Potter.
- John Gabriel Borkman, directed by Carey Perloff, featuring Seana McKenna, Lucy Peacock and Scott Wentworth.