The Clearing (Regional, Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

The Clearing



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.

Directed by Jessica Carmichael

Featuring David Alan Anderson, Sharry Flett, JJ Gerber, Dante Jemmott, Ryann Myers, Tom Rooney, Kelly Wong, Bahareh Yaraghi

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins, with one intermission
  • playwright: Helen Edmundson

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