The Winter’s Tale

Director Anita Rochon and performer Mike Wasko tell us why we should check out

The Winter’s Tale

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Anita Rochon

Starring: Mike Wasko as Leontes

Presented by: Studio 58 (link)

Studio 58, the nationally renowned professional theatre training program at Langara College, proudly presents one of Shakespeare’s late romances, The Winter’s Tale. The play follows the story of the emotionally volatile Leontes who accuses his faithful wife Hermione of adultery. He casts out their baby girl and his wife ‘dies’ of a broken heart. Sixteen years later the daughter Perdita, raised by shepherds, meets and falls in love with Prince Florizel. The play ends happily when Leontes is reunited with his daughter and the statue of Hermione comes back to life. Studio 58 alumnus Anita Rochon (BIOBOXES, Theatre Replacement; Patti Fedy Trilogy, The Chop Theatre) directs fellow graduate Mike Wasko (Life Savers, Ruby Slippers; The Constant Wife, Arts Club) as Leontes in this much-anticipated production.

In this Studio 58 production, the play begins in the kingdom of Sicilia, a stark land of speculation and intrigue much like Russia in the late 1950’s during the Cold War, where Leontes rules and his paranoia festers. Sixteen years later we are transported to Bohemia, a pastoral land of beauty and abundance, reminiscent of a Canadian park in the summer of 1975.

November 19 – December 13, 2009
Previews November 19 & 20; Opens November 21

At Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue
Shows – 8:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday;

Matinees 3:00 pm Saturday & Sunday, except November 21;

NO SHOWS Mondays

Single tickets $20.50/16.50/15.50; previews and matinees $11.
Tickets Tonight, www.ticketstonight.ca or 604.684.2787

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