PERFORMANCE: CREATION TO JUDGEMENT - THREE DAYS - TWENTY-THREE PLAYS

May 22 1pm. May 23 1pm. May 24 8am
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PWYC

 

During the reign of Elizabeth I, the citizens of Chester performed their ancient Catholic cycle of Biblical plays each year at Whitsuntide. From the Fall of Lucifer before Creation to the Last Judgment, each episode - performed on a wagon - rolled through the city streets in a three-day celebration of the old religion. In 1572, fearing the plays would cause "peril and danger to her majesty" in the form of a Catholic rebellion, Protestant preacher Christopher Goodman demanded they be banned.

Experience a new version of the Chester Cycle based on Goodman’s description. Over three days, a cast of over 300 will perform all twenty-three plays on the legendary PLS wagons at three viewing stations around Victoria College, University of Toronto. To see all the plays, come all three days.