Stratford's The Tempest, With Christopher Plummer, Will Get Encore Benefit Performance Sept. 13

News   Stratford's The Tempest, With Christopher Plummer, Will Get Encore Benefit Performance Sept. 13 The Stratford Shakespeare Festival will hold a special encore performance of The Tempest, starring Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer as Prospero, on Sept. 13, the day after the production's originally scheduled closing date.

Christopher Plummer will star opposite Brian Dennehy in Inherit the Wind
Christopher Plummer will star opposite Brian Dennehy in Inherit the Wind Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Proceeds from the performance will support the Festival's development of new plays.

Des McAnuff, Stratford's artistic director (and the play's director), said in a statement, “I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Christopher Plummer — one of the greatest classical actors of our time — on this magical project. The critical acclaim and the response at the box office have been tremendously gratifying. We know first-hand that this production has turned many people on to the joys of Shakespeare and classical theatre — and this is core to our mandate at the Festival. I’m delighted that we are able to offer this extraordinary encore in support of new play development, a cause very dear to my heart.”

Tickets will go on sale online at 12:01 AM Aug. 21. Phone and in-person sales will begin at 9 AM Aug. 21.

For the performance, there will be a limited number of "A+ seats" made available for $250, which will include a signed copy of Plummer’s memoir, "In Spite of Myself." The remaining "A+ seating" will be offered at $175. A seating is priced at $125 and B seating at $95. Everyone will receive a copy of the Festival’s 2010 season poster featuring an image of Plummer as Prospero. The $250 tickets will not be available online.

The Festival Theatre is located at 55 Queen Street in Stratford, Canada. For tickets, call (800) 567-1600 or visit stratfordshakespearefestival.com.

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