Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Year II
Performance Hall Comedy

About the Show

“One of the wildest and wooliest feminist reappraisals that the theatre has seen…”
-The Globe and Mail
A beleaguered academic and unlikely heroine is convinced that Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet were never meant to be tragic. A magical manuscript sweeps her through time and space on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. This Governor General Award-winning play is an exuberant comedy that questions what may have been lost in translation, with all those classic tropes!

Content Advisory Mature themes & stage violence.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is approximately two hours and five minutes in length, plus a fifteen minute intermission.

Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet was first produced by NIGHTWOOD THEATRE, Toronto Ontario.
Performed by special arrangement with Lorraine Wells & Company Talent Management Inc., 31 Courcelette Road, Toronto Ontario M1N 2S9 Canada.

Performance Dates

Wednesday, December 11 7:30pm
Friday, December 13 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14 2:00pm


Ricardo Caballero Night / Othello / Nurse
Makyla Charlie Soldier / Romeo
Emily Dehod Iago / Tybalt
Kelsey Launier Constance
Elan Miller-Jeannotte Ramona / Desdemona / Servant / Mercutio
Jacelyn Perret Julie-Jill / Juliet
Zhuonan Sun Chorus / Ghost

Creative Team

director Janet Munsil
stage manager Tessa Thompson
production manager / lighting designer R.J. Peters
set designer Caleb Marshall & R.J. Peters
costume designer Shannon Carmichael
scenic artists Kathryn Boyd & Ryan Nelson Reid
dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performance
December 12, 2:00pm

Visual Story available here.
More information on Relaxed Performances here.