Feeling washed up? Need a break?

Imagine, being instantly transported to a luxury spa in the Mediterranean, drifting away to a world of dramatic scenery, relaxation and indulgence. And, imagine if you could get all of that for $40 or less?  

“No way!” we hear you gasp. Thanks to the amazing talents of award-winning designer Pam Johnson we’re able to do just that. Just nominated for a Jessie Award in outstanding set design for 2012’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pam is back to design the set of Twelfth Night taking place at the What You Will Hotel and Spa in Illyria, or what we now know as the Croatian Riviera.

Installing the Twelfth Night set on the BMO MainstagePam Johnson adding some finishing touches

With the first performance fast approaching, Pam and the team are adding the finishing touches to the spectacular resort where Viola arrives after being shipwrecked; not a bad place to find yourself!

After you’ve unwound at the spa maybe you’ll fancy a night on the town? How about taking in some fantastic music? All you need to do is hop, skip and jump across to the Studio Stage where set designer Drew Facey (nominated for three Jessies this year) is transforming the stage into a town for lewd, rude and bawdy dudes! Enter the Douglas Campbell Tent and you’ll instantly be whisked away to New Orleans, 1900, where Drew has created a space that will indulge and delight you. The action of Measure For Measure unfolds in Storyville; a short-lived red-light district in New Orleans where visitors could indulge in hard liquor and jazz, all in the company of a lady of pleasure. Director John Murphy chose the locale to capture both the sexual excess of the district and sexual repression of the Victorian era.

Ladies of Storyville, Ernest J. Bellocq images c. 1912 Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, printed by Lee Friedlander 1966-69. Courtesy http://www.moma.org Ernest J. Bellocq image c. 1912 Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, printed by Lee Friedlander 1966-69. Courtesy http://www.moma.org
And remember, this week is the last week to get the Early Bird price for evening performances! For information on all of our plays and special events this summer go to our website or call the Box Office at 604-739-0559. Whether you get to the spa or Storyville, we hope you find some time to escape down to Vanier Park and enjoy a little Bard.

Production Sponsor Twelfth Night

Production Sponsor Measure For Measure

[Header image courtesy of StoryvilleApparel.com New Orleans]