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Apr
17
Tue
THE MUSIC MAN
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm
THE MUSIC MAN @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

A LOVE STORY WITH TWISTS. AND TUNES.

A charming but fraudulent salesman arrives in River City to work his usual scam – only to find that a bill of goods can be the real deal. With melodies that include the rousing “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this musical-comedy classic will delight the whole family.

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Director and Choreographer Donna Feore

Apr
27
Fri
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

SEX AND DRAG AND ROCK ’N’ ROLL.

It’s the most fun you can have in fishnets! A cult classic for more than forty years, this brilliant pastiche of B-movie horror and sci-fi tropes, with its irresistible rock-and-roll score, invites us to shed our inhibitions and explore our wildest dreams and desires.

Book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Director and Choreographer Donna Feore
By arrangement with Rocky Horror Company Limited

May
4
Fri
The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs
May 4 – Sep 16 all day
The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs @ NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada presents a new exhibition that explores the evocative juxtaposition of works made more than a century apart.

The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs, on view from May 4 to September 16, 2018, features the work of more than 100 artists, including Diane Arbus, Edward Burtynsky, Julia Margaret Cameron and Henri Cartier Bresson.

The photographs, some on display for the first time, reflect the human impulse to capture seen and unseen worlds.

The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs makes evident the trajectory from the earliest days of the medium to the present day, a journey that witnesses remarkable shifts in the reading and creating of the photographic image. The exhibition reveals how photographers living in different time periods were influenced by their predecessors and explores the role of photographer as an instrument of storytelling.

The exhibition features a selection of 151 works, two albums and 25 projections by renowned photographers, such as Lynne CohenHarold EdgertonWalker EvansIsabelle HayeurZhang HuanGustav LeGrayArnaud MaggsLisette Model, Charles Nègre, Southworth & Hawes, William Henry Fox Talbot and Margaret Watkins, as well as major works by several contemporary African photographers, including Sammy Baloji and Zanele Muholi.

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART ACHES.

In this searing cry from the heart, one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights paints a haunting portrait of his own emotionally damaged family as they struggle – under crushing burdens of guilt, resentment and dread – to maintain the unifying bonds of love.

by Eugene O’Neill
Director Miles Potter

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

JUSTICE ISN’T ALWAYS BLIND.

Justice is pitted against bigotry when white lawyer Atticus Finch defends a falsely accused black man, Tom Robinson – thereby inspiring in his young daughter, Scout, a passionate belief in necessity for moral courage and truth in a world of hatred and lies.

Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel
Director Nigel Shawn Williams

May
10
Thu
THE TEMPEST
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
THE TEMPEST @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

FORGIVE AND BE FREE.

In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take?

by William Shakespeare
Director Antoni Cimolino

May
11
Fri
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
AN IDEAL HUSBAND @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

LITTLE LIES. BIG LAUGHS.

Sir Robert Chiltern enjoys a reputation as the only truly honest man in politics – till an unwelcome visitor threatens to reveal the secret that could destroy his career. Intrigue and blackmail drive a suspenseful comedy-drama that sparkles with Wilde’s inimitable wit.

by Oscar Wilde
Director Lezlie Wade

May
15
Tue
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

DOUBLE TROUBLE.

Separated in infancy, two pairs of twins are now in the same city, each unaware of the presence of their long-lost counterparts. Hilarity mounts as the look-alikes are repeatedly mistaken for each other – till unexpected reunions bring happy endings for all.

by William Shakespeare
Director Keira Loughran

Jun
6
Wed
MEET THE FESTIVAL
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Oct 10 @ 10:30 am
MEET THE FESTIVAL @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

Fun and informal Q&A sessions with Festival artists and staff. Wednesdays, June through September. Free.

Avon Theatre (Chalmers Lounge)
June 6, 2018
June 13, 2018
June 20, 2018
June 27, 2018
July 4, 2018
July 11, 2018
July 18, 2018
July 25, 2018
August 1, 2018
August 8, 2018
August 15, 2018
August 22, 2018
August 29, 2018
September 5, 2018
September 12, 2018
September 19, 2018
September 26, 2018
October 3, 2018
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BRONTË: THE WORLD WITHOUT
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
BRONTË: THE WORLD WITHOUT @ STRATFORD FESTIVAL | Stratford | Ontario | Canada

A SISTERHOOD OF SECRECY.

Three sisters live in poverty with their ailing father and dissolute, dying brother, jealously guarding the secrets of their disappointed hearts. But desperation drives them to a life-changing choice, as they reveal the literary talents that will win them world-wide fame.

This production draws on creative learning and development fostered in the Stratford Festivalʼs Laboratory.

by Jordi Mand
Director Vanessa Porteous
World première commissioned by the Stratford Festival