(Munich, May 2008) In Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), playwright Ann Marie MacDonald takes us on a farce-filled leap into the lives of Shakespeare's two great heroines: Desdemona and Juliet. IThe mousy academic, Constance Ledbelly, is convinced that Shakespeare's two most famous tragedies were originally comedies. By a cosmic twist of fate, Ledbelly finds herself transported - literally! - through her wastepaper basket into the worlds of Othello and Romeo and Juliet where all the world really is a stage: sword-fights, villains, passion, war, ghosts, beautiful women, a masquerade ball, girls dressed as boys, boys in love with girls dressed as boys, girls in love with girls dressed as boys but married to boys in love with girls dressed as boys… and, of course, unrequited love and betrayal. A wonderful romp, you don't have to be a fan of Shakespeare to enjoy this hilarious gender-bending satire about one woman's journey toward self-realization.
BeMe Theatre's production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) in Munich marks the German premiere of Ann-Marie MacDonald`s play. With sharp - witted humour, BeMe Theatre's production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) brings to the spotlight themes which resonate in our present day world. With a nudge and a wink, this multi-award-winning play challenges our thoughts on well-known texts, historical epochs, nations, war, gender, and sexuality, all the while breaking the conventions of theatre in its text and performance.
Awards o Governor General's Award for Drama o Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play o Canadian Authors' Association Award for Drama.