Synopses & Reviews
In this exuberant comedy and original revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet -- Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them, and finds out what these women are about. In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions, and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy of theatricality.
When ghostwriter Constance Ledbelly's mentor marries a rival, Constance embarks on a "what-if" writing spree that brings her face-to-face with literary characters Desdemona and Juliet. What follows is a riotous retelling of theatrical legend that brings Constance renewed self-confidence--and that won playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald awards and accolades.