Stratford Festival adds four performances of Christina, The Girl King to meet demand

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Stratford Festival adds four performances of Christina, The Girl King to meet demand

 

August 21, 2014… Due to popular demand, four more performances of Linda Gaboriau’s brilliant new translation of Michel Marc Bouchard’s Christina, The Girl King have been added to the 2014 schedule. With every performance virtually sold out, the Vanessa Porteous-directed production will run for an additional week in September.

 

“There has been great buzz surrounding Christina, The Girl King since we first announced it as part of our season last August,” says Executive Director Anita Gaffney. “It is a project that has been eagerly anticipated since we commissioned the translation back in 2010. As a result, most of the performances were sold out before it premièred to excellent reviews last week. We are delighted to be able to open up additional opportunities for our audiences to be amongst the first to catch this sensational production.”

 

In her Festival debut, Jenny Young stars as Sweden’s Queen Christina in what The Globe and Mail’s J. Kelly Nestruck calls a performance “with real panache.” Capital Critics Circle’s Jamie Portman echoes this sentiment by saying: “Whenever Jenny Young is on stage, you can’t take your eyes off her. She is a commanding presence, both physically and intellectually.” Notes the Toronto Star’s Richard Ouzounian: “One couldn’t ask for a smarter, more elegant production.”

 

Tickets for the following newly added performances go on sale to Members on Thursday, August 21, and to the general public on Friday, August 22:

 

  • Thursday, September 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 23, at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 25, at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 28, at 2 p.m.

Christina, The Girl King runs until September 28. For tickets, contact the box office at 1.800.567.1600 or visit stratfordfestival.ca.

 

Christina, The Girl King is sponsored by TD Bank Group.

 

Support for the 2014 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by the Parnassus Foundation, courtesy of Jane and Raphael Bernstein, and Sandra and Jim Pitblado.

 

The 2014 season runs until October 25, featuring King Lear; Crazy for You; two versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Beaux’ Stratagem; Man of La Mancha; Alice Through the Looking-Glass; Hay Fever; King John; Mother Courage and Her Children; Antony and Cleopatra; Christina, The Girl King; and more than 200 events in The Forum.

 

 

Stratford Festival 55 Queen Street PO Box 520 Stratford ON | N5A 6V2

519.271.4040 x 2297

Box Office: Toll Free 1.800.567.1600 Local 519.273.1600

stratfordfestival.ca

 

2014 Season |April 21 to October 12

King Lear | Crazy for You | A Midsummer Night’s Dream | The Beaux’ Stratagem
Man of La Mancha | Alice Through the Looking-Glass | Hay Fever | King John
Mother Courage and Her Children | Antony and Cleopatra | Christina, The Girl King
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a chamber play

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