Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users and the same price for up to one companion (a limited number of $21 tickets are also available at all Bard performances). Please call 604-739-0559 to purchase tickets and reserve headsets. Seating on the left side of the audience is recommended for best reception.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission. This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour.
Described by Eileen Barrett
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dean Paul Gibson
A husband’s fierce jealousy is the trigger for a magical and moving tale, set in Sicily and Bohemia, which begins with a cruel punishment and ends with a miracle. King Leontes believes his wife, Queen Hermione, has been unfaithful to him with his best friend, so he puts her in prison and orders that their newborn baby be abandoned in the wilderness. Sixteen years later, across the sea, two young people fall in love and their union becomes the catalyst for reunion, redemption and a family’s healing.
LEONTES, King of Sicilia
HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes
POLIXENES, King of Bohemia
FLORIZEL, his Son
MAMILLIUS, young Prince of Sicilia
CAMILLO, ANTIGONUS, CLEOMENES and DION, Lords of Sicilia
PAULINA, Wife to Antigonus
EMILIA, a Lady attending the Queen
AUTOLYCUS, a Rogue
ARCHIDAMUS, a Lord of Bohemia
An old Shepherd
PERDITA, his daughter
Clown, his Son
MOPSA and DORCAS, Shepherdesses
TIME, as Chorus
Sicilian Lords and Ladies, Attendants, Guards, Servants, Satyrs, Shepherds, Shepherdesses
The Winter’s Tale – Plot Synopsis (Word doc)
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