Awaken

zone41 theatre with Shakespeare in the Ruins presents

Awaken

by Tracy Penner

inspired by The Winter’s Tale

the story of Hermione and Paulina that Shakespeare never wrote

as part of Royal MTC’s ShakespeareFest

Directed by Krista Jackson. Featuring Tracy Penner & Daria Puttaert

January 16 – 26, 2020. Rachel Browne Theatre. 211 Bannatyne Ave.

Tickets go on sale December 10, 2019 online via SIR’s website or call 204-891-9160. Festival pass holders must email boxoffice@sirmb.ca or call during box office hours to reserve tickets.

Hermione’s son is dead, her daughter taken from her. All because the jealous king thinks she’s been unfaithful. When Hermione wakes up after fainting in court, she’s with Paulina, her devoted counselor. With her help, Hermione escapes and finds refuge in Paulina’s garden shed.  Witness the untold story of two of Shakespeare’s most iconic female characters, during the 16-year gap of time in The Winter’s Tale. From the death of the queen to Paulina’s reveal of the queen’s statue.

HERMIONE: But if I don’t go back…
PAULINA: Then we need to keep you dead.

Photo: Sarah Constible