"If this be magic, let it be an art Lawful as eating." ~ V.iii
A king's jealous actions destroy his family. A shepherdess and a prince must keep their love a secret. Sixteen years sit between these seemingly disparate stories as Shakespeare puts our imaginations to work and asks us to confront the tremendous power of our faith.
"The Winter's Tale," written late in his career, shows Shakespeare at the height of his powers. All his trademarks are here - earth-shattering tragedy, off-kilter comedy, reunions, (some) acts of forgiveness, wrapped up in a text that breaks all the rules. More than any of his plays, "The Winter's Tale" is the one that refuses to be tidy. Every attempt made at reasonable conclusions circles back to the undefinable alchemy of the heart.
This will be The Wheel Theatre Company's final production in Washington, DC before they roll to Nashville. Co-Founders Elizabeth Floyd and Jack Read have always shared a deep and abiding love of Shakespeare, and for this special show, the focus will be on their defining trademark: making ordinary things magic.
You will see an Oracle at work. You will see a statue come to life. You will see true love born before you. You will see Time herself. And - yes - you will see a bear. Maybe two.
News About The Winter's Tale at DC Arts Center
BWW Review: A WINTER'S TALE at The Wheel Theatre Company
October 07, 2019
Grand sets and spectacle draw crowds, but the basis of all great theater is human connection and that can be born from sparsity. The Wheel Theatre Company's highly affordable presentation of William Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale is a perfect reminder that authentic theatrical experiences occur wherever passionate players gather.
Photo Flash: First Look At THE WINTER'S TALE At The Wheel Theatre Company
October 02, 2019
The Wheel Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale directed by Jack Read opens tomorow at the DC Arts Center in Washington, DC.