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TRU theatre students staging Canadian play that merges two of the Bard's best

Actors Workshop Theatre students will perform 'Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)' beginning Sept. 21

Students part of TRU’s Actors Workshop Theatre will bring a new vision to Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

The two plays will be turned upside down in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), which will premiere at the university’s black box theatre on Sept. 21.

The play, written by Ann-Marie MacDonald in 1988, follows Constance Ledbelly, an assistant English professor at Queen’s university, who finds herself literally and figuratively consumed by the two works from the Bard.

TRU assistant professor Catriona Leger will direct the production and the cast will feature five TRU students, ranging from first-years to fourth-years.

Two three-day runs will be performed at the Actors Workshop Theatre, located inside the Old Main building on campus. The first will be from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23 and the second from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30. Doors will open at 7 p.m. each night, with showtime at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $15, available through the theatre’s box office, by phone at 250-377-6100 or online, through the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre website. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.