From February 23 – 28, Rick Chafe’s adaptation of Leon Rooke’s Shakespeare’s Dog will take the stage of the Boardmore Theatre. Directed by Todd Hiscock, this comedic and highly-favourable production is sure to arouse lots of laughter from the audience. Show times are February 23-27 at 7 pm and February 28 at 2 pm.
The story goes… With his sights on London and his family in Stratford, young Will is torn between the two loves of his life: the theatre and his wife. Based on the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel by Leon Rooke, this is the inside goods on how the Stratford rogue became the world’s most famous playwright, straight from the mouth of Shakespeare’s dog, Hooker. Shakespeare’s Dog is a weird and wonderful romp of a comedy about the eternal battle for top dog, fought between man, woman, and beast.
“This is the perfect play to chase away the winter blahs. Shakespeare’s Dog is fast-paced, witty, and sometimes unusual in its comedy. Did Shakespeare’s dog really inspire him to write all those plays? According to this play he did,” says Hiscock.
Show tickets are available at the CBU Playhouse Box Office, Monday to Friday from 1-5 p.m. and one hour before show time. The box office will open one week prior to performance and during the week of the production. Tickets are $15 general; $10 students and seniors; and $8 CBU students. February 23 is Pay What You Can and February 26 is Talk Back Night.