Theatre by the Bay presents William Shakespeare's
Starring acclaimed actor Robert Joy of “CSI: New York”
Directed by Masques and Mecca award-winning actor Brett Christopher
July 2-16 at the Georgian Theatre in Georgian College, Barrie
Theatre by the Bay proudly presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring acclaimed stage, film and television actor Robert Joy (six seasons of CBS’s “CSI: New York,” Land of the Dead, Desperately Seeking Susan) as Prospero, with his real life daughter Ruby Joy (CBC-TV’s “Republic of Doyle”) playing Prospero’s daughter Miranda. This mystical and magical work runs July 2 to 16 (preview July 1) at the Georgian Theatre of Georgian College in Barrie, presented by TD.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest tells the story of the deposed Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda who are stranded on an island full of spirits and mysticism. Through his magical powers, Prospero conjures a storm to bring the men that conspired against him to the island. Once they arrive, the conspiracies, betrayals and deceit begin as Prospero attempts to return his family to power. Romance, comedy and action abound in this classic Shakespeare play.
Robert Joy currently stars as Dr. Sid Hammerback in “CSI: New York.” He has also made notable appearances in the films Desperately Seeking Susan, Atlantic City, Land of the Dead, Ragtime, Radio Days and the Canadian film Ticket to Heaven. A member of the Newfoundland comedy group CODCO for four years, his stage appearances include Peter in Toronto and New York productions with Eli Wallach of The Diary of Anne Frank (for which he was named one of the New Faces of the Theatre Season by the New York Times), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the La Jolla Playhouse (for which he won a Drama Logue Award), Huck Finn in the world premiere of Big River (Cambridge’s American Repertory Theatre) and the title role in the Broadway comedy The Nerd.
Artistic Producer Larissa Mair and Nick Baillie founded Theatre by the Bay, Barrie’s first Shakespeare Company, in 2002 to bring high-quality professional theatre productions to Barrie and area at affordable prices.
Theatre by the Bay presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring Robert Joy as Prospero.
Also starring Kristian Bruun, Richard Alan Campbell, Alex Dault, Sheldon Davis,
John Dolan, Caden Douglas, Ryan Hollyman, Scott Hurst,
Ruby Joy, Michael Rawley and Jennifer Toulmin.
Directed by Brett Christopher, Composer and musical direction by Jonathan Monro.
Stage managed by Lindsay McIntosh.
Previews from July 1, Opens July 2 and runs to July 16, 2011
At the Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario. Sponsored by TD.
Mon to Sat at 8pm; Matinees Wed at 2pm.
There is an additional 2pm matinee on Monday,
July 11 with proceeds going to the Actors’ Equity Fund.
Tickets: $25 Adults, $23 students/seniors, $21 for groups of 10 or more.
Mon July 11, 2pm matinee is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.
Box Office: 705-735-9243. More info at www.theatrebythebay.com
Official Website: http://www.theatrebythebay.com
Added by dwcommunications1 on June 17, 2011