The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Directed by MFA Director Luciana Silvestre Fernandes
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“She that in life and love refuses me,
In death and shame my partner she shall be.”
A tale of hidden sexual desires, bloody deeds, and characters who realize their intentions are less than pure, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling is one of the darkest and most sensual of the 17th century English tragedies.
The beautiful Beatrice, falls hard for Alsemero, who shares her feelings but Beatrice’s marriage to Alonzo de Piracquo, approved by her father Vermandero, is planned. Being a Jacobean tragedy, the solution turns to murder. Despite being repelled by his disfigured face, Beatrice enlists her father’s servant De Flores to do the deed, little realizing that he lusts after her and will refuse money, preferring, and eventually insisting upon, payment of another kind.
*Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for younger audiences.
January 16 – February 1, 2020, 7:30 pm
Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Beatrice Joanna Bonnie Duff; De Flores Kyle Preston Oliver; Vermandero Liam McCulley; Isabella/Joanna Monica Bowman; Diaphanta/Joanna/Madwoman Chantal Chering; Lollio Abbey Laine Schwartz; Allibius Lorenzo Tesler-Mabe; Antonio Ishan Sandhu; Franciscus David Lundmark; Alsemero Hayden Davies; Jasperino/Madman Nicco Graham; Tomazo Caleb Pleasure; Alonzo Connor Riopel; Livia/Joanna/Madwoman Aoife McCandless-Davies; Servant/Joanna/Madwoman Genevieve Guimond
Director Luciana Silvestre Fernandes; Scenic Design Luis Bellassi; Costume Design Charlotte Di Chang; Lighting Design Zach Levis; Sound Design Jacob Wan; Stage Manager Anita Jian.
About Luciana Silvestre Fernandes
Luciana is a director, actor, and dancer. A restless nomad, Luciana was born and raised in Brazil, spent many years in the East Coast and has now re-located West.
Luciana’s work focuses on (re)claiming classical and canonized materials and embracing marginalized perspectives. A long-time fan of the under-produced Elizabethan and Jacobean canon, previous work of the period includes A Yorkshire Tragedy (director); Women Beware Women (Actor-Bianca); Edward II (director);Revenger’s Tragedy and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (A.D. and choreographer). Luciana has also been working over the last few years in developing techniques to create expressionistic movement adaptations of classical material, focusing on the emotional and visceral reality that words can’t fully express (Cassandra’s Curse and Antigones are the most recent experiments in this).
She was the Artistic Director for Taboo Theatre in Halifax (2014-2016) and is now starting Maenad’s Theatre. Luciana joined Neptune Theatre last winter for the Chrysalis project, where she assisted in the productions of Noises Off, The Bridge, Bunny, and workshopped her own adaptation of Cassandra’s story based on Trojan Women. Other directing credits include: Moira Buffini’s Silence; Jean Anouilh’s Antigone; Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Madonna Painter; Hal Corley’s Hansel in Lederhosen; Ira Henderson’s How’s you get Those Eyes and her own scripts, A Night in the Tavern and Grumble.
Luciana is a director, actor, dancer and a nomad. Luciana’s work focuses on (re)claiming classical and canonized materials and embracing marginalized perspectives. Previous Elizabethan/Jacobean credits include: A Yorkshire Tragedy (director); Women Beware Women (Actor-Bianca); Edward II (director); Revenger’s Tragedy and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (A.D./choreographer). Luciana has also been working in creating expressionistic movement adaptations of the classics (Cassandra’s Curse and Antigones).
She was the Artistic Director for Taboo Theatre (2014-16) and is starting Maenad’s Theatre. Luciana joined Neptune Theatre last winter, where she assisted in Noises Off, The Bridge, Bunny, and workshopped her adaptation of Cassandra’s story. Other directing credits include: Buffini’s Silence; Anouilh’s Antigone; Bouchard’sMadonna Painter; Corley’s Hansel in Lederhosen; Henderson’s How’s you get Those Eyes and her scripts, A Night in the Tavern and Grumble.
Dress Rehearsal Photos
by Javier R. Sotres
by Javier R. Sotres
Costume Design by
Charlotte Di Chang
Scenic Design by
Production Program Design by Jonathan Wood
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