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About The Show

By William Shakespeare

April 1– 27

Presented on the Elizabethan Stage in the Cook Theatre


No other play offers us so direct a pathway into the beauty, torment and delight at the deepest core of Shakespeare’s soul. A king mad with jealousy, a faithful wife and friend, an adoring daughter, an angry witch, a couple of homespun clowns and a very hungry bear, combine to offer us a story of redemption, a love-letter to country life and an indictment of repressive authority gone mad. “It is a heretic that makes the fire, not she which burns in it.”


“The Winter’s Tale” is suitable for all audiences, but does deal with mature themes including jealousy, injustice and descriptions of shipwrecks and being eaten by wild animals.