Dear patrons, friends and theatre–goers,
2020 is an exciting year for Persephone as we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. Thank you so much for coming out to see Blue Stockings. In case you have not heard, the show was a smash hit: all the performances were sold out. Your generous donations were an integral part of its success!
We are currently busy planning our next production for November of this year. It will be A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by David Edgar, who also adapted Nicholas Nickleby.
This play features 16 performers, dancing, singing, and live music. The story of A Christmas Carol has universal appeal for every generation. Furthermore, it promises to be a wonderful vehicle for the talents of newly minted theatre graduates. The script presents challenges for both actors and a creative design team. Stay tuned for details about this special anniversary production.
COUNTING ALOUD 2020
Meanwhile, I am taking my show Counting Aloud on the road again: to London, England this time. It will be performed at the Gatehouse Theatre Upstairs in Highgate Village, North London. Should you know of anyone who might be able to attend in England, please spread the word.
I need to practice before an audience for my “London debut”. Consequently there will be a free open dress rehearsal, followed by a Q. & A., on Tuesday, March 24 at 4:00pm at the Conseil des Arts building, 2010 Sherbrooke Street West (across from Parc de la Fontaine). The venue can be reached by bus (24 Eastbound) or metro (Sherbrooke station). Do come, if you can, and bring some friends
Thank you again for your unflagging support. With warmest wishes,
Dear Friends and Theatre-goers,
First a HUGE thank you to all those who have donated to the company and have supported our forthcoming exciting production of Blue Stockings. To all those who meant to donate and haven’t got around to it there is no cut-off date!
Now, a quick reminder to purchase your tickets very soon, perhaps today! They are selling very fast and it looks as though we will achieve our objective: "Sold out" for all shows. Come and share the wonderful work of our young creative team, and enjoy a lovely time at the theatre!
October 17 – 27, 2019
At the Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire
4750 Henri-Julien Ave., Montreal, QC H2T 2C8
General admission: $30
Seniors groups of ten or more: $25
Students & QDF Members: $20
Student groups of ten or more: $14
(514) 873-4031 extension 313
We look forward to seeing you there!
All the best,
Dear friends, patrons and theatre goers,
Our production of my play Counting Aloud was seen in early July at Theatre Lac Brome by a large and appreciative audience. A big thank you to all our loyal patrons who helped spread the word about this out-of-town show!
Next up Persephone is offering Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale. This is a witty and insightful play about women’s early struggles for higher education. Our production showcases 13 actors and a large technical and design team.
Blue Stockings runs from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 27 at the Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire, (4750 Henri-Julien, Montreal, QC H2T 2C8). Tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office at 514-873-4031 x 313 and online.
Our current world landscape is deeply troubled; more than ever we need artistic, and creative endeavours to raise our spirits, deepen our humanity, and to rediscover a sense of purpose.
The company offers wonderful work opportunities to emerging theatre artists in Montreal. However, ticket sales cannot cover the cost of any given show. We are deeply grateful for those patrons who so generously donate to the company, and we hope that our newer patrons will also feel encouraged to make a contribution and become part of the Persephone endeavour. Together we can help these young people start their careers, while we continue to enrich the Anglo theatre scene with our work.
We have enclosed donation forms with the mailed newsletter, but, if possible, we would encourage you to make donations online at Canada Helps.
I am so looking forward to sharing the show with you. See you at the theatre!