The Mary Play
103 Bellevue Ave, Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields
Time: Nov 6th, 7:30 pm End: Nov 7th, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), 1200-1500
Performances and symposium
Poculi Ludique Societas and the Centre for Drama,Theatre & Performance Studies present:
The Mary Play From the Medieval N-Town Manuscript
Poculi Ludique Societas, Toronto’s renowned medieval and renaissance players, continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a production of the N-Town Mary Play. PLS is a theatre company affiliated with the University of Toronto, dedicated to the production of early plays for research and entertainment.
The N-Town Mary Play is a Medieval English drama chronicling the biography of the Virgin Mary, from her own immaculate conception through her childhood Presentation at the Temple and the events leading up to the Annunciation when she is chosen to be the virginal mother of Christ. The Mary Play is a liturgical drama, full of choral music, which will be overseen in this production by Musical Director Andrea Budgey of the medieval music group SINE NOMINE, and chaplain of Trinity College.
Directed by Kimberley Radmacher, the production is an adaptation of a piece originally staged in Oxford in 2009 under the supervision of scholar Elisabeth Dutton.
In conjunction with the performance, PLS will also host The Mary Play Symposium on Saturday November 7 from 11 am to 4:30 pm at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park at Bloor, Room 310. More information is available here.
Location: Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Ave at College St. Toronto
Dates: Friday November 6 and Saturday November 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 / $15 senior / $10 student
Box Office:www.uofttix.ca (416) 978-8849 Seating is limited; order in advance.