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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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.