AUGUST 2019 | Volume 182


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Poster design by Sandi McDonald

A Tender Thing
by Ben Power
United Players
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
Sept. 5-29

What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, they lived into old age, their dazzling love to endure a more commonplace tragedy?  Ben Power uses Shakespeare's timeless poetry to create a new, deeply romantic and powerful play, and a strikingly different love story.

A Tender Thing stars Denyse Wilson (Bard) as Juliet and Troy Skog (Bard, Shaw) as Romeo, both returning to the stage after a 15-year hiatus. 

It is directed by Sarah Rodgers, with technical direction by Leighton Taylor, lighting design by Brad Trenaman, costume design by Julie White, set design by R. Todd Parker, stage management by Becky Fitzpatrick, and is produced by Linda Begg.

Preview: Thurs, Sept 5
Opening: Fri, Sept 6 
Talkback: Thurs, Sept 12
Sun MatinĂ©es: Sept 15, 22, 29 @ 2 pm (no evening performances) 
Evening Performances for all other nights: 8 pm 
Performances: Thurs - Sun

Tickets: $23 - $29 ($15 Preview) 
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