Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
By Ann-Marie MacDonald
Directed by Jonathan Carr September
30-October 12, 2003
Romeo and Juliet and Othello as comedies? It my sound strange, but in Ann-Marie MacDonald's zany satire it all makes hysterical sense. Slogging away as a ghostwriter for a pompous male colleague while writing her dissertation, assistant professor Constance Ledbelly discovers evidence of an omitted character in both of Shakespeare's legendary tragedies - a wise fool whose actions prevent disastrous events. In a fit of despair, Constance flings herself and the tragedies into a wastepaper basket only to suddenly find herself plunged into the worlds of the plays. Filled with witty double entendres and copious tomfoolery, you don't have to be a fan of the Bard to enjoy this hilarious gender-bending satire about one woman's journey toward self-realization. More Information...