Directed by comedic master Greg Malone (Codco, Don’t tell the Newfoundlanders), The Merry Wives of Windsor welcomes audiences to a distinctly Newfoundland world of comedy with Shakespeare’s tale of two women vs. one (philandering) man. Merry Wives reunites Malone with fellow Codco alumnus Andy Jones, acclaimed actor, comedian and storyteller, as Falstaff.
Perchance Theatre is an open-air, Elizabethan theatre, with several tiers of wooden seating available for our guests. A limited number of cushions are available to borrow for the show. Feel free to bring your own! Our "groundling" tickets are for admission to the yard just below the stage. There is no seating in this area, so please feel free to bring your own blanket. Many guests prefer to immerse themselves in the experience and simply sit on the ground. How you enjoy the show is up to you!
Will the show go ahead in poor weather?
We will make every effort to ensure every performance proceeds, but as we perform in an outdoor venue there are occasionally days when we will have to be cancel due to the weather. In this case we will happily rebook you for a later performance.
To find out if a performance is going ahead, please our website (http://perchancetheatre.com/) or facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PerchanceTheatre) at least an hour and a half before the show if a weather cancelation is available and email and call all ticket holders. Please provide your telephone number at the time of booking to ensure we are able to reach you.
Perchance Theatre at Cupids
Led by artistic director Danielle Irvine, Perchance Theatre produces and presents classical theatre with a focus on Shakespeare each summer in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
A breathtaking community on Newfoundland’s east coast, Cupids (pop. 790) is the oldest English colony in Canada. The town was established by Englishman John Guy in 1610 and turned 400 years old in 2010.
As part of the Cupids 400 celebrations, a beautiful performance space was built that was modelled after Shakespeare’s famous open air Globe theatre in London – a theatre with which the English colonists coming to the New World may have been intimately familiar.
Perchance Theatre features some of the province’s best stage actors and captures stories reminiscent of John Guy’s England, particularly what the settlers might have seen, heard, or written about in 1610.
Now entering its 8th season, Perchance Theatre continues to provide established and emerging artists an environment for ensemble creation and professional development, and create unique experiences for audiences, inspired by open-air Elizabethan playhouses.
For further information please visit us online at www.perchancetheatre.com.