The Winter's Tale: Guthrie Theater Production of Shakespeare's Romance
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The last date listed for The Winter's Tale was Wednesday March 23, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Legend has it that Sidney Poitier was so moved by the story of The Lilies of the Field that he waived his usual salary -- not knowing he would later win worldwide fame (and an Oscar) for his portrayal of the hard-headed Homer Smith. From the moment it was published as a novel by William E. Barret, The Lilies of the Field has had a special effect on people. Experience it yourself when Open Window Theatre presents this heart-warming stage adaptation. Headed west in search of a new beginning in the mid-1950s, black Southern Baptist itinerant worker Homer Smith encounters a group of Catholic nuns scratching out an existence in the remote Southwest. Mother Maria Marthe, convinced that Homer was sent to them by God to build them a chapel, persuades him to stay (without pay) and take on this seemingly impossible task. The faith of all are tested, proving that friendships and miracles alike come in all forms. Learn More
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Audiences are encouraged to come early and take their seats by 10 minutes before curtain to witness The Winter’s Tale company enact a pre-show ahead of the action of the play.
“One of the best Shakespeare productions I’ve ever seen.* *I’m going to call it: this will likely prove to be one of the best shows of the year.” —TCDailyPlanet.net
“A top-notch cast, a striking design.” —City Pages
“An exceptional cast, even by the Guthrie’s impeccable standards…” —Examiner.com
Ball gowns meet bluegrass in this fairytale romance that blends two wildly different worlds filled with music and dance: a bone-chilling ballroom where jealousy erupts and an enchanted forest where young passion blooms. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, one royal family’s dream turns into a nightmare. Suspecting his queen cheated on him, a jealous king banishes her and their newborn from the court. Years later the child, a free-spirited young woman, falls for a handsome prince among the flowers of Bohemia. Yet as quickly as their love is forbidden, a series of twists lead them both to a magical homecoming like never imagined.