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The TCDS Presents: The Winter's Tale
October 3, 2015
UPDATE FOR SATURDAY SHOW: Due to rain, tonight's performance will take place in the George Ignatieff Theatre at Trinity College. Doors will open at 7:45pm and seating is first come, first served. Please remember that no food or drink is allowed in the theatre. Thank you and see you tonight!
Join the TCDS for its annual production of Shakespeare in the Quad! This year we're proud to present The Winter's Tale, directed by Anthony Botelho.
Show Times: Thursday October 1 - 8pm Friday October 2 - 8pm Saturday October 3 - 8pm IN THE GEORGE IGNATIEFF THEATRE
This show is Pay What You Can with a suggested donation of $5.
Poster design by Mirka Loiselle
About the Show:
The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's late Romances, a diptych with tragic and comedic elements. The first half of the play follows Leontes, King of Sicilia, who suspects his queen of an affair contrary to any evidence. Tragedy ensues as Leontes pushes his family to the limit and loses all he holds dear in one fell swoop. Sixteen years later we are transported to a tale of forbidden love. The prince of Bohemia and Leontes' lost daughter must escape their fate, and the two flee to Sicilia where all is revealed and reconciled. Part psychological tragedy and part pastoral comedy, the play takes its place as one of Shakespeare's most beautiful works.
Using added performance to supplement the text, this production will seek to illustrate the power and danger of human imagination. Be it through Leontes' sudden madness, the endless deceptions of the rogue Autolycus, or the persistent theme of disguise, the actors will explore how easily perception can be skewed. Through song, dance, mask, and movement, the play will come alive before the audience's, and the character's, eyes.