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Event Series Event Series: Callimachus


7 May 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Shadowpath Theatre gets medieval along Main St Newmarket with the first known female playwright, Roswitha. Go back in time with Callimachus, a one-of-a-kind, on-the-move, immersive theatre experience. Explore Main Street Newmarket to discover Callimachus and the obsession that leads him (and you!) to his ultimate fate.

Small audiences meet at Newmarket Library where they check in and receive an iPad that they will share with one other guest or use on their own. Tour guides will then lead them down a path that introduces them to Callimachus and his world of love, guilt and sacrifice. Ending at a secret location, audiences discover who the real martyr truly is.

The Story:

Callimachus is obsessed with Drusiana and attempts to seduce her. Drusiana successfully prays for death in order to escape Callimachus’s advances. Still madly in love, Callimachus goes to her tomb where he too meets his death, until Saint John resurrects them both for a second chance to make amends.

‘Now you are in my power, now I can pour out my love on you.’ ~Callimachus

This dark yet comedic play will be presented as an interactive live performance/video experience.

A unique combination of medieval and digital creativity told through live performance/pre-recorded theatre, providing participants with an opportunity to experience a very classical work in a thoroughly modern way.

Callimachus was written in the 10th century by the first known female playwright Roswitha.

ACCESSIBILITY – About 15 minutes of gentle walking is required. Approx 5 minutes of standing is required for TWO scenes = 10 minutes. There is a narrow passageway at one point for about 10 seconds. For those with accessibility needs, please let us know! We have alternate routes and CHAIRS!

Dinner-theatre packages COMING SOON!

TALKBACK sessions with the cast and creative team will follow the SUNDAY shows.


We will be following all provincial guidelines and protocols for these performances. We encourage social distancing, and option to wear a mask. The performance is 50% outside.



WASHROOMS are available at both indoor venues.

PARKING is available at the Newmarket Public Library.


Newmarket Public Library
438 Park Ave
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1W1 Canada
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