PTBOCanada Play Spotlight: Shakespeare Vs. The Merchants of Venom

The Peterborough Theatre Guild is constantly abuzz with new productions taking the stage. With Oliver still running at Showplace, Shakespeare Vs. The Merchants of Venom kicked off last night in the Gwen Brown Studio at the Guild.

This one-act play is the work of Wyatt Lamoureux, who has had the ideas swirling in his thoughts for years and was delighted to finally bring it to fruition on stage. Directed by Keith Smith and co-starring with Lamoureux is Jessica Mauro as the Devil

The play keeps you on your toes throughout with quick wit and fast-paced scenes that also includes well placed audience engagement as well as some book tossing and a stellar sword fight. Both actors give an outstanding performance that captivates the audience and brings you right into the scenes alongside them.

Both have such passion and play their roles with such intensity. If you're a classical theatre buff, you will most enjoy this production and I highly recommend you go see this brilliant performance and see for yourself.


The show runs May 8th to 10th only. Seating is limited so make sure to get tickets early by contacting the Box Office.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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