Stage Door News
Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party for “King John” on June 18
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John. Hailed by critics as “riveting” (Toronto Star), “sublime” (Chicago Tribune) and “deliciously contemporary” (Globe and Mail), it features Tom McCamus giving “a daring performance” in the title role (National Post). This often-overlooked gem explores an eternal question: where do we draw the line between personal integrity and political expediency?
with Graham Abbey & Tom McCamus
Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 pm EDT
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino interviews two of the leading actors in Tim Carroll’s 2014 production of King John.
KING JOHN LIVE VIEWING PARTY
Thursday, June 18, at 7 pm EDT
When the rule of a narcissistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son.
NDO-MSHKOGAABWIMI – WE ARE STANDING STRONG
Saturday, June 20, at 11 am EDT
Stories of endurance, resistance and resilience by members of the Indigenous Circle at Stratford.
With special guests: Cole Alvis, Jessica Carmichael, Dean Gabourie, Lisa Nasson, Quelemia Sparrow, Elizabeth Stevens (Cultural Consultant/Elder) and Gordon Patrick White.
Moderated by Jani Lauzon
STREAMING FREE ON DEMAND
with Tim Carroll & David Prosser
Director Tim Carroll talks with Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser about his production of King John.
with Antoni Cimolino & Adam Gopnik
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino interviews award-winning essayist and commentator Adam Gopnik. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1986, Mr. Gopnik is also the author of several books, including the recent A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES
WHOSE LIVES MATTER?
Streaming Free On Demand
The politics of inclusion is everywhere we look. And the question of who’s in, who’s out – how society seems to set one marginalized group against another – makes us ask questions about our own tolerance for change and progress. CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy moderates a discussion featuring Sandra Hudson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto; janaya khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada; and artist d’bi.young anitafrika.
AND HER CHILDREN
Streaming Free On Demand
Canadian senator and retired general Roméo Dallaire, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, founder of the Daughters for Life Foundation, and Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada, come together for this extraordinary panel, moderated by CBC Radio producer and documentary maker Karin Wells, that examines the contemporary equivalents to Mother Courage’s children, and the living legacies of war. This event took place in 2014 as an accompaniment to the Stratford Festival’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children.
Photo: Tom McCamus as King John. © 2014 The Stratford Festival.