Like all theatres, CYPT has been struck hard by the pandemic, and as a result, we cancelled the last part of our 28th season and the first part of our 29th season, but we are still planning and hoping to bring a project to our stage soon.
For now, we are thrilled to announce our online summer project:
(or What Shakespeare Did During the Plague)
A Quarantimes Play
When the plague hit London, the greatest playwright in history was forced to close his theatre doors. And then he got to work. During plagues, Shakespeare wrote many of his most important and impactful works, invented new words, and crafted some of the most beautiful poetry every created.
Flash forward to 2020: a group of teenagers are unsure about their place amidst the global pandemic, and feeling the pressure to make this time count for something. But what?
FOMO (or What Shakespeare Did During the Plague) is a collectively-created play, rehearsed and performed live online. A mix of contemporary and classical motifs, styles, fears, and desires woven into a new narrative.
Recommended: Ages 13+ (contains adult language)
Running time: Approx 1hr 15 mins
Peformances: August 5-8, 2020 at 7:30pm.
How to participate: Purchase a ticket or donate* and on the day of the performance, you will be sent a Zoom webinar link for the livefeed performance (sent to the email account of the purchaser). The cast invite you to find a quiet place in your home where you can sit, relax, have a snack, and take in the performance. Headphones are encouraged if watching on small device like a computer or a cell phone.
Price: Tickets are $5 or by donation.
*Donations will be collected on Eventbrite and processed through Birdies for Kids, which will match your donation by up to 50%!
Special thanks to the Rozsa Foundation and The Calgary Foundation for their support.