The Clearing - Shaw Festival Theatre

Can Robert and Madeleine find peace in a world of war?
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
August 3 - October 6
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In the mid-1600s, a pair of young lovers are caught up in Oliver Cromwell’s brutal ethnic cleansing campaign against Irish Catholics. Englishman Robert and his Irish wife Madeleine are united by a passionate love; but will it be strong enough to withstand the powerful forces closing in on them? Soon both may have to make the most difficult of choices.

Recommended for Grade 9+ | Age 14+

Technical Credits
By Helen Edmundson
Directed by Jessica Carmichael
Set designed by Michelle Tracey
Costumes designed by Asa Benally
Lighting designed by Kevin Lamotte
Original music and sound designed by Chris Ross-Ewart

THE CLEARING is produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois

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