The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is a cautionary play about the damage jealousy can wreak on families and friendships; however, it is also a play about how someone can be redeemed from their mistakes and ultimately has a central theme of hope. It includes murderous passions, man-eating bears, princes and princesses in disguise, death by drowning and by grief, oracles, betrayal, and unexpected joy. Yet the play, which draws much of its power from Greek myth, is grounded in the everyday.

Written with a 16-year time jump, this production made the most of the contrast by setting the first part of the story in the straight-laced and uptight, pre-rock and roll early 1950s and then moves to the laid-back, counter-cultural world of the late 1960s.

Performances took place at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 15 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 16 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 23 – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, September 24 – 7:00pm