Date(s) - October 27, 2023 - November 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Winter’s Tale opens October 27th and runs through November 5th. All performances take place on the USM Gorham campus in historic Russell Hall.
Director Tess Van Horn, working with a cast of over 20 USM students, calls this later work of Shakespeare, “grand, exciting, elaborate, and incredibly entertaining.” She continues, “ It has also been argued that it is one of his more feminist works since the female characters are complex, interesting and intellectual. It also pushes the boundaries of magical realism which became more and more of a common theme in Shakespeare’s later work.”
Ultimately, The Winter’s Tale lives between several genres – it is a tragedy and comedy, a love story and a courtroom drama, a tale about palace intrigue as well as a romp through the pastoral imaginary land of Bohemia. For Director Van Horn, she hopes the audience will enjoy the rollercoaster of genre and emotions. “At the end of the day, it’s Shakespeare’s version of an elaborate fairy tale and I hope that the audience can step into this universe with joy and curiosity and walk away feeling like they’ve been part of something magical and otherworldly.”
FMI & Tickets: https://usm.maine.edu/department-theatre/ or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151.
A Winter’s TaleBy William Shakespeare Directed by Tess Van Horn October 27-November 5
Friday, October 27, 7pm
Saturday, October 28, 7pm
Sunday, October 29, 2pm
Wednesday, November 1, 10am – All tickets $8
Thursday, November 2, 7pm – All tickets pay-what-you-can
Friday, November 3, 10am – All tickets $8
Friday, November 3, 7pm
Saturday, November 4, 7pm
Sunday, November 5, 2pm
Special performances for schools and community groups are scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, and Friday, November 3, at 10am. The show is appropriate for grades 9 and up.
To bring your school or community group, contact Audiences Services & Outreach Coordinator, Janice Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket Prices$18 for Adults $14 for USM Faculty, Staff & Alumni $12 for Seniors 65+ $8 for Students/Youth Pay What You Can: 11/2 at 7pm All tickets $8: 11/1 & 11/3 10am performances
Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Janice Gardner at (207)780-5289 or email@example.com. Hearing impaired: call USM’s telex / TDD number (207)780-5646