Since the age of exploration, voyagers would use the ports of Newfoundland as a place to stop, rejuvenate, pick up news, exchange goods, and move on afresh. Perchance Theatre at Cupids wants to put a fresh spin on a centuries old tradition by opening up artistic trade routes focusing on classical practice and doing it all from our unique venue inspired by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the ship that brought the first settlers to Cupids in 1610.
That is a really big vision for a growing, young company: a vision that is quickly becoming a reality. But that doesn't mean we don't sometimes face challenges. Sometimes as we endure the weather, flies, and the precariousness of this business, we wonder if we are mad. But then our love for the vision, the work, the theatre and the magic it brings alive in you, and our audiences keeps us going.
Photograph by Danielle Irvine
Love and Madness, the two states we waver back and forth between, are timeless human struggles and are the inspiration behind this season.
A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare Directed by Danielle Irvine
Nighttime in the forest. Unsuspecting townsfolk get led on a merry chase by mischievous fairy folk. Love and madness abound in this famous, fantastical, and funny tale.
The Seagull By Anton Chekhov Directed by Thomas Moschopoulos
This Russian classic starts and finishes in an open air theatre in a small sea-side town just outside a big city. It couldn't be a more perfect complement to our season as it explores the darker side of love and madness.
Our Eliza By Megan Gail Coles Directed by Lois Brown
Back by popular demand! Follows the story of an outport woman, her husband, and her father during the decline of the fishery. This show is both a love story and a battle cry for the complicated roles women play in family and society.