The Stratford Festival of Canada has announced its 2013 season, its first under new artistic (and former executive) director Antonio Cimolino.
Shows in the Festival Theatre are "Romeo and Juliet" (directed by Tim Carroll), "Fiddler on the Roof" (directed by Donna Fiore), "The Three Musketeers"(directed by Miles Potter) and "The Merchant of Venice (directed by Cimolino and featuring Brian Bedford as Shylock).
Shows in the Avon Theatre are Noel Coward's"Blithe Spirit" (directed by Bedford), "The Who's Tommy" (directed by former artistic director Des McAnuff, who first staged this musical on Broadway) and "Othello" (directed by Chris Abraham).
The Tom Patterson Theatre will see Martha Henry's production of "Measure for Measure," Cimolino's production of Schiller's "Mary Stuart" (starring Dennehy) and a production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" that will be directed by Jennifer Tarver and will feature Dennehy as Pozzo.
The Studio Theatre will feature a new play, "The Thrill" by the leading Canadian playwright Judith Thompson and John Murrell's "Taking Shakespeare," starring Martha Henry.