The Stratford Festival has announced that it will be extending its season, adding performances to its 2017 productions. Guys and Dolls will now through November 5, The Breathing Hole will run through October 6, The Virgin Trial will run through October 8, and The Madwoman of Chaillot has been extended through October 1.
Guys and Dolls, with a classic score by Frank Loesser, is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, and features performances by Sean Arbuckle, Evan Buliung, Alexis Gordon, and Blythe Wilson. Feore also directs The Madwoman of Chaillot, starring Seana McKenna in the title role.
The environmental drama The Breathing Hole, commissioned by the festival, takes on issues of climate change, following a mythic polar bear presented as a life-size puppet operated by actor Bruce Hunter. The Virgin Trial, also commissioned by the Stratford Festival, is the second in a trilogy from Kate Hennig. The story follows the girl who would become Queen Elizabeth I (played by Bahia Watson), her relationship with her half-sister Mary (Sara Farb), and her troubling bond with the much older Thomas Seymour (Brad Hodder).
Tickets are also still available for Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, The Changeling, Bakkhai, and The Komagata Maru Incident.