“…brims with eloquence, high tragedy and easy comedy—which is a lot for any night’s entertainment under moonlight. You owe it to yourself to take in this rare chance to see one of the Bard’s most unusual and controversial works.” – Good Times
“There are joys in abundance in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s third 2019 offering “The Winter’s Tale,” a quasi-comedy – maybe what today’s world would call a “rom-com” — which isn’t produced as frequently as others in William Shakespeare’s arsenal of plays.”
– Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Reviving audience focus with tall tales and song is the insanely talented Allen Gilmore as the trickster pickpocket Autolycas. His rollicking scenes crafted the dissonant shadings Shakespeare suggests.” – Good Times
“The Winter’s Tale is given added charm by the presence of a trio of actors all named Peakes, who are in fact husband, wife and son, Owen—playing husband Leontes, wife Hermione, and their son Mamillius.” – Good Times
The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges
Two kings, two kingdoms, and terrible jealousy set the stage for tragedy. But what happens next? Weaving fairy-tale elements into one of his late romances, Shakespeare explores the magic of healing and redemption.
Before the Play Begins…
Leontes, King of Sicilia, is hosting his childhood best friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, for a visit of several months. Leontes is married to Hermione; they have a young son, Mamillius, and Hermione is pregnant with their second child.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.