“Excellent Cast… Grisly and Giddy… Powerful… Moving” – Jessie Green, NY Times
Now through April 15, 2018
THE WINTER’S TALE
A Tragicomedy by William Shakespeare
Directed by Arin Arbus
“Grisly…Giddy…Moving… [The Winter’s Tale] powerfully reminds us that not every loss can be undone…the excellent cast squeezes the ripe Shakespearean language for all it’s worth. Fleet and pungent, the production at two hours and 50 minutes, is much shorter than many. Anatol Yusef makes an unusually convincing Leontes… Mahira Kakkar is fierce as Paulina… Kelley Curran’s Hermione is regally played. We understand that what Shakespeare values is not the anarchic emotionality of men but the vigilant self-possession of women. Ms. Arbus’s production endorses that preference, suggesting a way to face all challenges…” – The New York Times
Arin Arbus’ (OBIE, The Skin of Our Teeth) productions of Shakespeare for TFANA include Othello and, most recently, King Lear. What for Shakespeare is possible after Lear? Ms. Arbus and a brilliant company of artists explore this in The Winter’s Tale, which Shakespeare wrote after his great tragedies. Leontes, a jealous king, accuses Hermione, his Queen, of infidelity. But unlike Othello, which ends in tragic deaths, in The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare invented a new form — half-tragedy, half-comedy, its two parts divided by sixteen years. There is metamorphosis. Spring follows winter; comedy follows tragedy; there’s a ferocious bear, song, dance and then a miracle: a statue comes alive. The Winter’s Tale explores if there can be forgiveness for terrible crimes? Can a shattered marriage and family be healed? Can there be redemption? Only Shakespeare could make a story as fantastically eventful into cohesive, soul-stirring drama.
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This production is sponsored by Deloitte.
Student matinee performances of The Winter’s Tale are supported in part by Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Endowment funds for the production are provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.