Fulgens and Lucres
Multiple locations; see below
Time: Nov 8th, 7:30 pm End: Nov 16th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), Food Studies, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 1500-1800
Performances of play
Poculi Ludique Societas and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies present Fulgens and Lucres
West Hall, University College: Gala Banquet: November 8 at 7 pm for 7:30 – Tickets $80 Matinee: Sunday November 9 at 2 pm – Tickets $20/ $15 Senior/ $10 Student Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris Street Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm Sunday November 16, 2 pm Tickets: All Performances $20/ $15 Senior/ $10 Student Box Office: 416 978-7986
This fall, Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) will kick off a year of celebration, as this world renowned early drama company turns 50. As a lead-off PLS will stage a Gala Production of Henry Medwall’s Fulgens and Lucres, the first play to be printed in English in 1504. Fulgens, a semi-serious comedy about the nature of nobility, was intended to be staged as the entertainment to a banquet, and the banquet is integral to its performance. PLS will revive the play on 8 November 2014 in all its festive splendor at University College’s West Hall with a banquet feast, and we would like to invite you to join us at this very special performance.
PLS history is traced to 1964 and began as part of the work for a University of Toronto graduate seminar in Medieval Drama when the seminar’s director, Prof. John Leyerle, invited the class to stage a medieval play. Excited by the success of their production of Everyman, the members of the class came together again the following year to stage another play. Thus was PLS born. Fifty years, and more than 150 productions later, PLS, and so drama at U of T, is known around the world for its pioneering performances of the drama of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Matthew Milo Sergi, assistant professor of English at U of T, is directing this performance, a co-production with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Professor Sergi trained as a theatre director at the Tisch school of arts in New York City, and he brings a rollicking playfulness to the direction of the play. Costumes are designed by Linda Phillips and the banquet menu was created by Executive Chef Michael Kobayashi and his team at University College. Please come join us at either our Gala Banquet Feast production or one of our regular productions, as we celebrate 50 years of PLS’ innovative performance research in early theatre.
Performances: West Hall, University College: PWYC Preview Performance: November 7 at 7:30 pm Gala Banquet: November 8 at 7 pm for 7:30 – Tickets $80 Matinee: Sunday November 9 at 2 pm – Tickets $20/ $15 Senior/ $10 Student
Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris Street Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm Sunday November 16, 2 pm Tickets: All Performances $20/ $15 Senior/ $10 Student