About Perchance Theatre at Cupids
Led by artistic director Danielle Irvine, Perchance Theatre produces and presents classical theatre with a focus on Shakespeare each summer in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
A breathtaking community on Newfoundland’s east coast, Cupids (pop. 790) is the oldest English colony in Canada. The town was established by Englishman John Guy in 1610 and turned 400 years old in 2010.
As part of the Cupids 400 celebrations, a beautiful performance space was built that was modelled after Shakespeare’s famous open air Globe theatre in London – a theatre with which the English colonists coming to the New World may have been intimately familiar.Perchance Theatre features some of the province’s best stage actors and captures stories reminiscent of John Guy’s England, particularly what the settlers might have seen, heard, or written about in 1610.
Perchance Theatre continues to provide established and emerging artists an environment for ensemble creation and professional development, and create unique experiences for audiences, inspired by open-air Elizabethan playhouses.
Perchance Theatre at Cupids is a world renowned destination that draws the participation of artists and audiences from around the globe.
Perchance Theatre at Cupids is a non-profit professional, classical theatre company that reflects the diverse histories and connections between the old and new worlds. We make Shakespeare, and other stories, accessible to and reflective of modern audiences. We provide opportunities and professional development to theatre practitioners from around the world.