Production: Marston's The Dutch Courtesan
When and Where
Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris St.
The urban landscape of The Dutch Courtesan presents London as a city that prides itself on being multicultural and cosmopolitan while also feeling deeply anxious about the place of ‘strangers’ within its urban landscape. The main plot deals with the treatment of a foreign sex worker whose otherness is partly established through her accent; the sub-plot follows two members of a distrusted religious minority as they are tricked and abused, presumably for the audience’s entertainment. The play’s concerns with otherness, gender, sex, religion, and foreignness are all tied to the context of the early 17th century, but are also powerfully resonant in 21st century Toronto.
for main run shows (21-24 March). Tickets may also be available at the door (cash only). Latecomers cannot be seated.