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University Players presents Beauty and the Beast
December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
University Players presents Laurence Boswell’s magical re-telling of Beauty and the Beast directed by Monica Dottor at the University of Windsor’s Essex Hall Theatre on November 29, 30, December 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2019.
Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by this dramatic retelling of the classic tale through movement and music.
Here we encounter two worlds – the domestic world of Beauty’s family in mid-eighteenth-century France, safe and familiar – and another world, first stumbled upon by her merchant father: a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast. Uniting the two is Beauty’s humility and sense of duty, which slowly matures into transforming love.
When Beauty’s father hears that his long-lost ship packed with pearls has landed safely in harbour, he sets out on a long, difficult journey to claim his fortune and rescue his family from poverty.
But when, stumbling across a magic world belonging to a fearsome beast, he picks a rose as a present for his favourite daughter, the family find themselves in a nightmarish predicament from which only Beauty can rescue them…
This timeless tale of the true nature of beauty and the transformational power of love is brought to glorious life in Laurence Boswell’s thrilling and inventive adaptation, which draws on the origins of the tale in French folklore, and is filled with music, dance and song.
Evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
Special Performance For Sensory Sensitive Audience Members: A releaxed performance takes place during the November 30th 2:00 PM Matinee.
University of Windsor students can purchase a ticket for just $8, and regular price tickets start at $19.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.universityplayers.com or by calling the box office at 519-253-3000 x2808.
For more information please visit http://www.universityplayers.com