HOW TO SURVIVE “THIS” WINTER
There will be a 10-minute intermission. Visit the famous Haunted Bathrooms upstairs. (Mung bean ice tea is sold across the street at MIEN, which has a not-haunted bathroom.)
Our actors are tested and COVID negative. But we don’t know about you. Your mask must remain on at all times while inside our facility.
You’re wondering about your seat angle. All the world’s a stage – not just the proscenium. Your chairs are build for you to slide to any angle in the space that is needed at any given moment. Make use of it!
If you want to avoid a public shunning, turn your devices off or mute! We don’t allow phones during our performances. You get two photos only. We will have digital photos for you. If your phone rings, the performance will stop until you handle it.
The Second Half (BOHEMIA) is 16 years out from the first (SICILIA) Don’t be confused. Use the QR code for a quick link to the story..
Fun fact: In, the original story (Pandosto 1588) the locations were flipped. With King James on the throne, Shakespeare had to be careful politically, so he swapped locations.
The choice for THE WINTERS TALE was brought to us by our troupe during our summer Shakespeare Intensive. We liked the idea that they liked the idea. But what inspired us this time around was not the victimization in the play, but the redemption of everyone, including the monster. Our play opens with the “monster’s reflection.” Leontes has had 16 years to ruminate on the damage he caused in a minute. He is trying to piece it all together – how he went into a mad, jealous blackout of rage, from which there seems to be no recovery.
It is too painful for Leontes to step fully into his part in the matter so he splits himself into phantom actors that show him pieces of himself. Will he ever be able to put himself fully into the memory so he might gain some form of relief?
Meanwhile the others do their best to cope with the Madman-in-Power du Jour.
We also explore what it is like to deeply love a monster. This rupture occurs not at a waning love cycle but when love is at its height. Hermione deeply loves her husband. It’s a sudden shock. No one would have predicted this terrible turn. But without it—there is no redemption for Leontes, or resurrection for Hermione. Perdita and Florizel would never have found each other, so the innocence of love could start fresh again. There must be a death before a resurrection.
Leontes (King, Sicilia) ….. Sebastian Bader
Polixenes (King, Bohemia) ….. Daniel Roberson
Camillo (Head Underbutler) ….. Anthony Roberson
Mamillius (Prince, Sicilia ….. Velouria Rosalinda Perez
Hermione (Queen, Sicilia)…..Nadya Rozen-Nowac
Paulina (Friend to Hermione)…..Molly Rose
Antigonus (Paulina’s husband)…..Milo Koyfman
Emilia (Serves Hermione)…..Oz Alper
First Lady (Nanny to Mamillius) …..Velouria Rosalinda Perez
Jailor …… Addison Templeton
Urchin Boy ….. Apollo Manfredi
Balthazar (Advisor to Leontes) ….. Ace Rosenthal
Cleomenes ….. Maija Talvitie
Dion ….. Apollo Manfredi
The Oracle ….. Addison Templeton
Lady Time ….. Milo Koyfman
BOHEMIA, Sixteen years later
(Polixenes and Camillo, see “Sicilia”)
Mariner ….. Sebastian Bader
Clown (A Guy) ….. Addison Templeton
Shepherd (His Father) ….. Petra Lindstrom
Autolycus ….. Oz Alper
Mopsa ….. Iris Wiater
Dorcas ….. Flora White
Harassed Servant ….. Ace Rosenthal
Perdita (that baby…16 years later) ….. Velouria Rosalinda Perez
Florizel (prince/son to Polixenes) ….. Dylan Macer
The Bear ….. Himself
BACK TO SICILY
Gentleman 1 ….. Dylan Macer
Gentleman 2 ….. Milo Koyfman
Gentleman 3 ….. Ace Rosenthal
Assorted Lords, Guards and Sheep Shearing Guests ….. The Company
SPECIAL THANKS TO
And extra special thanks to our graduates! We thank you for sharing your gifts with us over the years, and we wish you the very best in your next act!
Velouria Rosalinda Perez