By Kristina Garswood
(WINDSOR, ON) – Riverfront Theatre Company’s Senior Ensemble Presents Outrageous Fortune by Rebecca Salomonsson, a Shakespeare-inspired comedy in which Shakespeare’s tragic characters are taking part in group therapy to remedy the wrongs perpetrated on them in their own plays.
Laugh along as rebellion bursts out between the cast members of Hamlet, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tempest. The characters wrestle with one another, sometimes literally, and with their own actions in the play, trying to place the blame on their Fatal Flaws, who are personified in this zany bunch of drama kings and queens.
Some of them even get the idea that they might be able to avoid their fates by changing their stories. Can they alter their destinies? Should they?
What happens when they confront their fatal flaws, and the villains who have acted against them?
A wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences, and an hilarious re-visitation of familiar plays for lifelong lovers of the Bard. It is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services and directed by Amber Milne and Kaylee Cabrera.
Outrageous Fortune will be presented at the Olde Walkerville Theatre, 1564 Wyandotte Street East. Performances are scheduled for February 13 at 7:00 pm, and February 14 and 15 at 1:00 pm. Tickets are just $15 for adults and $8 for students. All seats general admission.
As well, there is a school and community group performance, by special booking only, on February 13 at 10:00 am, and tickets are only $5.
Tickets are available through the box office at 519-253-2929.