Photo Flash: The Public's Mobile Unit 'WINTER'S TALE' Celebrates Opening Night
The Public Theater opened the MOBILE UNIT's production of THE WINTER'S TALE last night, November 30, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, the sit-down run of THE WINTER'S TALE began previews on Sunday, November 26 and follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs, bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts.
Part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR, THE WINTER'S TALE will run through Sunday, December 17 at The Public Theater.
The complete cast of THE WINTER'S TALE includes Justin Cunningham (Leontes), Christopher Ryan Grant (Antigonus, Old Shepherd), Nina Grollman (Young Shepherd), Nicholas Hoge (Polixenes), Patrena Murray (Paulina), Chris Myers (Florizel), Sathya Sridharan (Camillo), Ayana Workman (Perdita), and Stacey Yen (Hermione).
This fall, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journey through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend's child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What's lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare's most treasured romances.
Photo Credit: Simon Luethi