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Perchance Theatre at Cupids

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Phone: +1-709-771-2930


2018 will be the 9th season of Perchance Theatre at Cupids and will feature mainstage productions of: A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by our artistic director Danielle Irvine; The Seagull, directed by guest director Thomas Moschopoulos; and Our Eliza, written by Newfoundland playwright Megan Gail Coles and directed by Lois Brown.


The 2018 season is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Ross Leslie. "The Duke of Leslie" was a long time believer in the vision of Perchance and supported us at every step in big and small ways since 2014. 


 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.


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.

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