Shakespeare in the Vineyard
a fundraiser for young theatre artists of Montreal
featuring Persephone Productions
July 21, 2007
In Greek mythology, Persephone, Goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom. But the Goddess Persephone is also the harbinger of Spring and a reminder of all the growth and hope that it brings. "Persephone Productions aims to provide experience and exposure to young artists and to foster a collaborative work environment."
"Founded on the belief that the greatness of any city depends on the state of its cultural events and the health of its artistic community, Persephone Productions seeks to acknowledge the importance of theatre in our lives by creating opportunities for young artists to find their place and make a contribution."
The company is committed to presenting plays, which are innovative, and of literary and social significance.
The Loves of Shakespeare's Women
This delightful dramatization explores the variety of relationships that women experience in Shakespeare's plays linked by a single thread, love. Here we see love in all its aspects: love of power, of King, of country, father, mistress, friend, brother. Characters include Juliet, Portia, Isabella, Rosalind, Viola, Constance, Lady Macbeth and several others. Gabrielle adds her own personal commentary, and in doing so reveals her great love relationship with the Bard.
For more info, please go to: www.persephoneproductions.org.