Stratford Festival announces new season of 13 plays
STRATFORD, Ont. – Hamlet, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Sound of Music are among the productions heading to the Stratford Festival next year.
Artistic director Antoni Cimolino has announced a season of 13 plays that he says explore “eureka moments.”
Other Shakespeare works on the bill for the southwestern Ontario company include The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Adventures of Pericles.
Rounding out the slate of classic offerings is Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.
Scheduled Canadian productions, meanwhile, include John Mighton’s Possible Worlds and The Last Wife, a new play by Kate Hennig.
The 2014 season continues through October 25, while tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale to the general public January 2.
Next year’s Anne Frank production will be directed by Jillian Keiley, who made a splash at this year’s festival with Alice Through the Looking-Glass.
And The Sound of Music will be helmed by Donna Feore, who put on this year’s festival smash Crazy for You. It’ll play alongside another musical offering, Carousel.
© The Canadian Press, 2014