We are extremely pleased to announce Cymbeline as the lynchpin in our 2022 season. Never before produced by the Festival, Cymbeline takes familiar story elements from Shakespeare's earlier plays - star-crossed lovers! mistaken identity! children lost and found! - and weaves them into something entirely unique. We know this story of forgiveness and redemption will appeal to both long-time patrons and newcomers to Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and have audiences discussing the play well after the final bows. We are happy to announce, through our participation with the Globe Theatre, Jennifer Brewin as the director of Cymbeline. We are fortunate to have an artist like Jennifer make the move to Saskatchewan and cannot wait for audiences to see her work.
SHAKESPEARE’S WILL (July 14-31)
𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 is a fabulous one-woman show that depicts Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, as she prepares herself to read her late husband’s last will and testament. Through the play, the audience gets to relive the relationship of Anne and Will from her perspective. The play has touched audiences since its original run in 2005, and we are elated to include it in our upcoming season. Vern Thiessen is a well-established, award-winning Canadian playwright, and we could not be happier to share this work of his with you all. Prince Albert’s Roxanne Dicke will be joining the Festival team this year as she has graciously agreed to direct Vern’s play for us.
IAGO SPEAKS (Aug 6th- 21st)
We are ecstatic to announce another piece of the 2022 season, the premiere production 𝘐𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 by Daniel Macdonald, one of Saskatchewan’s most prolific playwrights. We are proud to be the first to produce this comedic, enchanting play that explores the very nature of storytelling. At first glance, 𝘐𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 appears to follow the events immediately after the curtain comes down on Shakespeare’s 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰, but Dan’s story quickly turns, introducing us to Iago’s Jailer, a bit player, as he tries to find some purpose in his repetitive task of keeping watch over Iago. We are very fortunate that Krista Jackson, one of Canada’s most sought-after directors, will be able to join us this summer as she takes the helm of 𝘐𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴.
2022 Subscriptions go on sale May 17th. A subscription includes tickets to all 3 shows! Single tickets go on sale May 24th. For more information, give us a call at (306) 653-2300 or keep checking our website and social media for updates!