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2015 is a season of discovery for the Stratford Festival.

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino says all 13 plays on tap for next season explore eureka moments such as scientific discoveries, or the dawning of deeper understanding.

Cimolino says those moments are critical to human progress, and they can often come at a high cost.

The plays in the 2015 season range from the classics – Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Adventures of Pericles; Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer; Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist; and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex – to two modern works – Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Physicists and The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman – and two Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals – The Sound of Music and Carousel – through to two contemporary Canadian plays – John Mighton’s Possible Worlds and The Last Wife, a new play written by Kate Hennig.

“The 2015 playbill takes us right from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, one of the great original stories about self-discovery and its cost, through to a brand new play, The Last Wife, where one woman discovers that political power is ephemeral, and that perceived notions of the roles of men and women are not easily changed.”

Tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale to Members of the Stratford Festival on Sunday, November 16, 2014, and to the general public on Friday, January 2, 2015.

The 2014 season continues through October 25, featuring King Lear; Crazy for You; two versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Beaux’ Stratagem; Man of La Mancha; Alice Through the Looking-Glass; Hay Fever; King John; Mother Courage and Her Children; Antony and Cleopatra; Christina, The Girl King; and more than 200 events in The Forum.