Yeats's Ghosts
by Neil McArthur
Protagonista Theatre Co. - Winnipeg, MB
 http://protagonista.ca
V.3 - Alto - Portage Place 
Richard Ellman is trying to solve a mystery. In 1917, a young bride on her honeymoon suddenly fell into a trance and began receiving messages from beyond the grave. Where did the voices come from, and what did she believe? The newlyweds were W.B. Yeats and his wife George. Yeats’s Ghosts tells the true story of the poet’s doomed passion for Maud Gonne, his improbable marriage to George Hyde-Lees, the strange events of 1917 and the poetry it inspired. From the writer/director of Let Me Freeze Your Head (4 STARS - CBC)

Cast:
Eric Blais, Claire Thomas, Darren Felbel

   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Drama

Audience:
General

No warnings

Wed July 17 8:15 PM
Fri July 19 3:30 PM
Sat July 20 8:30 PM
Mon July 22 10:15 PM
Wed July 24 12:00 PM
Thu July 25 5:15 PM
Sat July 27 3:30 PM
Sun July 28 1:30 PM

Yeats’s Ghosts

Protagonista Theatre Co.—Alto – Portage Place

The show opens with a dance, which is honestly the strongest part, even though it felt unnecessary. After that it went a little downhill. The performances were hit and miss, the hits feeling as though they were struggling with the script, and the misses stiff and flat. Several times they stumbled with their lines, which made it feel unprepared. If you like dance, they dance is wonderful, otherwise it’s an hour of slogging through choppy scene transitions, and a less than interesting storyline.

Arden Pruden