A delicious Shakespearean romp down a modern rabbit hole.

Goodnight Desdemona
(Good Morning Juliet)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald
director Janet Munsil

Year II

Performance Hall Comedy

December 11 - 14
About the Show
Performance Dates
Creative Team
Press Coverage
Visual Story

“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’s 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.

Wednesday, December 11 7:30pm
Friday, December 13 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14 2:00pm (Relaxed Performance)

photo credit Peter Pokorny

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

written by Ann-Marie MacDonald

director Janet Munsil
stage manager Tessa Thompson
stage combat coach Jacques Lemay
production manager / lighting designer R.J. Peters
set design Caleb Marshall & R.J. Peters
costume designer Shannon Carmichael
projection design Glen Shafer
scenic artists Kathryn Boyd & Ryan Nelson Reid
set construction Ryan Nelson Reid
dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman
stage management mentor / box office & foh Jackie Adamthwaite

Check the Program: Goodnight Desdemona

Check the Program reviewed the College’s production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).
Read More

A study in contrast for Year II students

Students in their second year of studies at will showcase their talents next week with two productions that alternate between dark drama and lighthearted wit.
Read More

Monday Magazine: Actors fall down a Shakespearian rabbit hole

Monday Magazine previews the College’s production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).
Read More

Times Colonist: College season starts with Indigenous take on classic

The Times Colonist covers the College’s 2019-20 season announcement.
Read More

Monday Magazine: Thief raids office during performance college’s annual gala

Monday Magazine covers the College’s season launch event.
Read More

Relaxed Performance December 14, 2:00pm

Visual Story