From November 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. Xavier Players will present Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald, directed by Cathy Springfield. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 day of the show. They can be purchased online now at https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com and by phone beginning November 2 at (513) 745-3939.
MacDonald uses her own writing mixed with quotations from Shakespeare to put a new spin on old classics. The comedic play features Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty English academic on a journey of self-discovery. Constance believes an obscure document will prove Shakespeare intended different endings for Othello and Romeo & Juliet. She disappears into her wastebasket and comes face-to-face with Desdemona and Juliet changing their course as well as her own. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions and wild surprises, this award winning play is an absolute joy!
Furthermore, the show is participating in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. This is the second time the Players have entered a show. The performance will be reviewed by two respondents, and if selected, invited to perform on the regional level in January, a prestigious honor.
Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Toronto-based writer and actress known worldwide for her best-selling novel Fall on Your Knees, an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
Xavier, as a Catholic Jesuit University, strives to form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success.