Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stratford Credits in 2008-9 CanStage Season

Compiled by CBC:

"Donna Feore, the director who brought critically acclaimed shows such as Oklahoma! and Oliver! to the stage in Stratford, will helm the Canadian Stage production of It's a Wonderful Life next November.

"Feore, a 16-year veteran of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, will be making her CanStage debut with It's a Wonderful Life, a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's popular film.

"CanStage announced Feore as director of the play, part of the 2008-2009 season, on Tuesday.

"It also announced Seana McKenna will star in Doubt, the New York hit and Pulitzer Prize winner that is one of the high points of CanStage's next season.

"Marti Maraden, former co-artistic director at Stratford, has previously been announced as director of Doubt, which is about suspected sexual abuse at a Catholic school.

"McKenna played in the Canadian Stage production The Clean House this spring and has been seen in Toronto in Lucy, Boy Gets Girl and Wit.

"She won Dora Awards for Orpheus Descending and Saint Joan, and a Genie for film The Hanging Garden.

"She is currently appearing in the Stratford Festival productions The Trojan Women and Fuente Ovejuna."

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