The McGill Department of English In collaboration with
Early Modern Conversions Project presents
Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Transforming the Voices of Montréal
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Guy Sprung
Mask Master Brian Smith
With: Amir Sám Nakhjavani, Ellen David, Charles Bender, Carmen Grant, Mariah Inger, Shawn Campbell and Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Manouchka Elinor
Under the trance of the mask, a handful of Montréal’s best actors create and explore contemporary characters and situations that render obscure Elizabethan language and word-play understandable to a 21st century audience. The poems take on a power of immediacy and a language as current as the streets and metros of Montréal today.
Dates: October 22-27—Special One Week Limited Engagement
Monday – Saturday, 8:00pm, Saturday matinée at 2:00pm
Post-show Artist Talks after each performance
Venue: Infinithéâtre at Moyse Hall, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke St. West
Tickets $23-$30, group rates available
Box office: (514) 987-1774 #104 or online here
The Unit (the Québec English-language Playwrights’ Unit), Infinithéâtre’s year-long development program for seven, praiseworthy playwrights’ work, will have its reading of fresh, stage-ready plays from Sept. 20-23. The readings are free and audience feedback is encouraged.