November 5 – December 8, 2013

A Tender Thing

by Ben Power

Show Info

“Wonderful and deeply affecting… an astonishingly powerful play.” Express & Star

“A wonderfully crafted reworking… extraordinary” Whatsonstage.com

“Incredibly effective, the language made fresh, its nerve endings exposed.” The Stage

Re-imagining the text of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, British playwright Ben Power has remixed the greatest love story ever told. The premise is simple – rather than taking their own lives as in the original, our young lovers have grown old together. Now, as their lifetime of love and marriage comes to a close, they must contemplate being alone. Shakespeare’s timeless poetry creates a new deeply romantic and powerful play in a strikingly different love story.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Running Time: Aprox. 80 minutes, with no intermission.

Audience Advisory:  This production contains material which may be disturbing to younger students.

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Cast & Artists

    • Clare Coulter
    • Juliet
    • Peter Anderson
    • Romeo
    • Ben Power
    • Playwright
    • Peter Hinton
    • Director
    • Christina Poddubiuk
    • Designer
    • Robert Thomson
    • Lighting Designer
    • Brooke Maxwell
    • Composer
    • Elizabeth Saunders
    • Assistant Director

The Heart of the Matter

  • B4Play interview with Peter Hinton
  • B4Play interview with Clare Coulter
  • B4Play interview with Dr Robert Fitterer
  • B4Play interview with Dr Janelle Jenstad
  • A TENDER THING by Ben Power