Shaw Festival Announces 2013 Season

Niagara-on-the-Lake event will be comprised of 10 productions.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell of the Shaw Festival’s 2013 season announced the line-up for its 52nd season.

In a playbill rich with culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas, The Shaw continues its theatrical exploration, which will be presented on four distinct stages in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Shaw Festival’s 2013 playbill features ten productions (one less than this year), including one of Shaw’s most brilliant plays, a newly commissioned rewrite of one of his later pieces, two Tony Award-winning musicals, the Festival’s first Tom Stoppard play, and much more.

Commenting on the robust season, Maxwell said in an official press release, “The 2013 playbill features a season of plays which speak to one another on many levels. I’ve always believed that seeing one piece in the context of another generates wonderful conversations, both between the plays and certainly amongst our audiences."

Polish director Tadeusz Bradecki, well-known to Shaw audiences, will bring a new point of view to the revered classic "Guys and Dolls," and audiences will also be treated to "Enchanted April," the Tony Award-nominated stage adaptation by Matthew Barber of Elizabeth von Arnim’s bestselling novel. The final production on the Festival stage continues the rich relationship The Shaw has with Oscar Wilde as the Wilde wit returns in "Lady Windermere’s Fan' – this glittering masterpiece will be directed by Peter Hinton, who directed the critically acclaimed 2011 production of Andrew Bovell’s "When the Rain Stops Falling."

Tickets can be purchased through their official website.

Photo: shawfest.com

Resources:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/09/24/shaw-festival-2013.html

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/onstage/article/1261793–shaw-festival-announces-2013-season

http://www.shawfest.com/