Buy Tickets From the 2014-2015 Season: The Winter’s Tale Playing March 07, 2015 to March 22, 2015

$15 General Admission Preview March 5
$20 General Admission Preview March 6

Laura Cole, Jeff McKerley

“I have drunk and seen the spider.” As winter sets in, The Tavern is proud to bring this rarely produced play to our stage. Watch as a man’s unfounded jealousy loses him his wife, children and best friend. Yet, in this mellowest and least cynical of the mature Shakespearean masterpieces, love, Arcadian innocence and magic are triumphant in the end.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series!

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 15 after the show! 

Director's Notes

Directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Watkins

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Show Roles

Leontes – Jeff McKerley*
Mamillus – Hayley Platt
Camillo - Doug Kaye*
Antigonus – Andrew Houchins*
Cleomines – Mary Ruth Ralston
Dion – Adam King
Hermione - Laura Cole
Perdita – Hayley Platt
Paulina - Heidi Cline McKerley
Emilia – Rivka Levin*
Polixenes – Troy Willis*
Florizell – Matt Felten
Old Shepherd – J. Tony Brown*
Clowne – Nicholas Faircloth
Paulina’s Stewards – Andrew Houchins*, Matt Nitchie
Paulina’s Lady – Rivka Levin*
Chorus - Doug Kaye*
Autolicus – Matt Nitchie
Archidamus – J. Tony Brown*
Officer – Matt Nitchie
Jailer – J. Tony Brown*
Mops – Anna Fontaine
Dorcus – Sarah Beth Mosley
Bear – Nicholas Faircloth
Mariner – J. Tony Brown
1st Gentleman - Paul Hester*

Show Times
Shows at the New American Shakespeare Tavern begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

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These are plays you may have read in high school or college. The plot is fairly uncomplicated, though some of the themes may be dense or dark. These plays may include supernatural elements, straight-forward politics, historical content or religious content. (In these cases, we offer a synopsis with important historical or contextual explanations which you may read in the Playbill before the show.) In these plays, there may also be bawdy language and certain adult situations, and the language may be hard to follow for a first-timer.

We recommend this type of play to High School and College Students, casual theatre-goers, people who like mainstream films and reading “The Onion”, and Shakespeare lovers who enjoy delving into the Elizabethan world.

How to prepare for seeing this kind of play: You may wish to read the synopsis we provide (and maybe your notes from Literature Class). Or simply do a small amount of internet research. No worries – you won’t get lost.

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