A student during a dress rehearsal of Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet playing this evening and Friday. *Photo supplied
A student during a dress rehearsal of Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet playing this evening and Friday. *Photo supplied

THURSDAY, MAY 31: Bermuda High School will be presenting a production of the award-winning play Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet tonight and tomorrow evening.

The play, written by Ann-Marie MacDonald, will be performed in the school’s Queen Elizabeth Hall under the direction of Melissa Brough.

Playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald received the Governor General's Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award for the play. It was first produced by Nightwood Theatre in 1988 at Toronto's Annex Theatre.

It is a comedy of Shakespeare gone awry that "began with a joke" according to the author. The play contains direct quotations from Shakespeare and puts a modern twist on two of his most well-known tragedies.

The play explores misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and misplaced love. Expect sword fights, love triangles, and suggestive humour that transform Romeo and Juliet and Othello into the comedies that they could have been if only a "fool" had intervened.

All tickets are available at BHS’s reception and may be reserved at boxoffice@bhs.bm. Tickets for adults are $15 and students are $10.