The 2019/2020 Season

The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare

October 5 – November 17

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music by Peter Vitale
Songs composed by JD Steele

Featuring Stephanie BertumenShá Cage, James Craven, Steven Epp, Cristina Florencia Castro, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-Thompson

An epic tale that takes us from the tyrannical power of jealousy to the promise of renewal made possible by magic, miracles and forgiveness only true love can bring.

After the Show

"Lorca’s masterful direction, a cast of powerful, passionate actors, Peter Vitale’s music (performed live), Sonya Berlovitz’s costumes and Nick Golfis’ minimalist sets have combined to create real magic." - MinnPost

"Amazing, just magical, I couldn’t imagine when I came into this room, how immersed I would feel, and how lifted off the ground I would be.” – Attendee YMCA at Cora McCorvey

"It was such a glorious, joyful, heart filled experience. What a gift; thank you! – Addie at Open Book

"Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has me combing my memory of the last Shakespeare production I'd seen that succeeded so sublimely." - Pioneer Press

"I haven’t felt Shakespeare in that way for so so long… So proud to live in a community where artistry like this exists and is shared with such generosity." – Eric at North Hennepin Community College

"The Winter’s Tale was captivating. I really enjoyed the creativity in having the actors play different roles, not confined by gender or size or color. Brilliant. A role model for other theaters and for greater society. Well done!" – Susan at North Garden Theater

"This Winter's Tale is something you feel, and that touches you..." - Star Tribune

"One elderly woman just sat there after the curtain call with her hand on her heart repeating, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.'" – Attendee at Kings Crossing

“I wept and shook with terror in the first half, and I wept and shook with laughter in the second.” – Attendee at Open Book

"We were delighted in every way...the laughter, the many character and costume changes, the refreshing way of making Shakespeare so relevant and engaging." – Pamela at The Sheldon Theater (Red Wing)

"Ten Thousand Things does Shakespeare like no one else, making it accessible and understable and relatable..." - Cherry and Spoon

"I really appreciated the diversity in the cast—when it got to the emotions of the play, everyone was one color, everyone was equal." – Attendee at St Paul Jewish Community Center

“So so so good. And I DID feel like I belonged in that room. Only one other time I’ve felt that in this whole building and that was when I saw y’all’s last play. I was in the room but not, ya know? So good. I’ll try and find y’all in March again. I’m LIFTED!” – Homeless Man at Open Book

"Time stood still. Mesmerizing!!" – Dee at The Sheldon Theater (Red Wing)