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PLS Play Season For 2011-2012

To Seek a Child

To Seek a Child combines three plays from the sixteenth century Chester Cycle: Herod and the Kings, the Adoration of the Magi, and the Slaughter of the Innocents.
Directed by Kimberley Radmacher

Venue: St James Cathedral, 65 Church Street (at King Street)
Performances: Saturday November 12, 2:30 and 8:00 pm.
Box Office: 416 978-5096 or email info@plspls.ca
Ticket prices: $20 / $15 senior / $10 students

Behold the Time of Mercy: Medieval pageants for Lent

Co-production with St Thomas's Anglican Church

Venue: St Thomas's Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street
Performances: March 30 at 7pm, March 31 at 2:30pm and 7pm
Box Office: 416 978-5096 or email info@plspls.ca
Ticket prices: $20 / $15 senior / $10 students

A Christian Turn'd Turk

By Robert Daborne; Directed by Noam Lior

Robert Daborne's A Christian Turn'd Turk was written and staged in 1612, and follows the (mostly true) story of John Ward, an English sailor who became a popular hero by turning to piracy, then became a figure of national scandal by turning to Islam.

The play is a polemic against conversion, filled with fascinating and problematic representations of foreign cultures, religions, and practices, making it a case study for questions of identity, be they cultural, national, religious, sexual, economic, or any of the above.

It's also an action-packed story about pirates, complete with naval battles, kidnapping, slave trading, seduction, disguises, duels, betrayals, mutinies, intrigues, clowns, and a surprising range of murders.

This production is being staged in conjunction with the conference Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees, 1400-1700 (April 19-21, 2012) co-sponsored by The Jackman Humanities Institute, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Centre for Performance Studies in Early Theatre.

Venue: Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris Street
Performance: April 19-22, 8pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm Sunday
Box Office: 416-978-7986
Ticket prices: $20 / $15 senior / $10 students

Poculi Ludique Societas
125 Queen's Park, Room B06C, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C7
Telephone: 416 978 5096

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