The Toronto Masque Theatre Presents: The Convent of Pleasure
The Toronto Masque Theatre’s spring show, The Convent of Pleasure, will be taking place at Hart House Theatre on May 11 and 12. This is a rare opportunity to see excerpts from Margaret Cavendish’s wonderful seventeenth-century play, which will be staged in this production alongside Monteverdi’s “Il ballo delle ingrate,” Luigi Rossi’s “Noi siam tre donzellette,” and songs by Henry Lawes. The performance features singers Dawn Bailey, Benjamin Covey, Michele DeBoer, and Virginia Hatfield; actors Laurie Campbell, Giacomo Gianniotti, and Arlene Mazerolle; the Montreal-based Renaissance and baroque dance troupe Les Jardins Choréographiques, under the direction of Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière; and a baroque band led from the violin by TMT artistic director Larry Beckwith.
The show begins at 8 PM; Professor Katie Larson (Department of English, University of Toronto) will be giving a pre-show chat on both nights at 7:15 PM. For more information, including a link to online ticket ordering, click here