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The Winter's Tale
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30PM
Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place
Between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street
Nevins St Station [2, 3, 4, 5]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G]
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by ARIN ARBUS
March 13 – April 15, 2018
In her productions for TFANA of Othello, King Lear, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and Strindberg’s The Father, Arin Arbus (2017 OBIE Award, The Skin of Our Teeth), brilliantly explored marriage, jealousy, and family. Now, for the first time, she stages Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, a haunting late romance that is half-tragedy, half-comedy. A tyrant’s accusations of infidelity, a shattered family and marriage, miraculous rescue of children, a thief so clever we take his side, Time personified, a statue magically sprung to life, and, not to forget, a ferocious bear: only Shakespeare could make a story as fantastically eventful and improbable into cohesive, soul-stirring drama.