New World Theatre set to open 4th season

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Tragedies, local stories, variety shows and a renaissance fair — New World Theatre Project will

launch a packed fourth season next week at its open-air Elizabethanstyle theatre in Cupids.

"This summer, we are taking the time to focus on strengthening our acting company, developing our dramaturgical vision, and reaching out to the community. The 2013 season is all about our involvement with the greater community around us, sharing and learning from our colleagues and neighbours."

The Marmaduke Whittington Festival, a renaissance-style fair named for one of Cupids' first visitors, will open the season July 20 from 12-8 p.m., featuring local artists including Hannah Banana and Abracadabra Magic, Andy Jones' puppet show "The Queen of Paradise's Garden" at 2 p.m. and a performance by The Once at 6 p.m.

Two Shakespeare tragedies will be presented throughout the summer: "Othello," a one-woman show starring Courtney Brown, and a staged reading of "Richard III," as well as local stories: Jones' puppet show, an adaptation of a traditional Newfoundland tale, and Jamie Skidmore's "Song of the Mermaid," which tells the story of 17-year-old Ann Harvey of Isle of Morts, who rescued 163 survivors from the Despatch shipwreck in 1828.

A master class with Lambermont-Morey will take place Aug. 3 and 4, offering the public the chance to join the cast of "Richard III" - which includes Greg Malone, Neil Butler, Alison Woolridge, Courtney Brown, Gabriella Colavecchio, Patrick Foran, Brian Marler and Paul Rowe - in investigating text, character and the Elizabethan stage.

A detailed schedule for New World Theatre Festival's 2013 season is available online at www.newworldtheatreproject.com, and tickets are available for all performances by calling 722-6987.

 

Organizations: New World Theatre

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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