The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare


You've never seen Shakespeare done like this before...

Simultaneously a raucous, bawdy comedy and an arresting, powerful tragedy, William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale has been captivating audiences for over 350 years.

King Leontes reigns over a successful kingdom, adores his pregnant queen, Hermione, and enjoys the companionship of his childhood friend, King Polixenes. All changes when Leontes becomes convinced that Polixenes and Hermione are having a secret affair. Polixenes flees for his life; Hermione faces trial for adultery and both she and her young son Mamilius die of shock and grief from the ordeal. Fast-forward sixteen years to Polixenes’ kingdom, where Perdita, Hermione and Leontes' daughter, cast out by Leontes at birth in a fit of rage, has grown up a peasant but finds herself in love with the prince Florizel. Their union forbidden by Polixenes, Perdita and Florizel elope to Leontes’ kingdom. Father and daughter reunite, old friends reconcile, and young lovers marry, joining two kingdoms into one—a comedic end to a tragic beginning.

This fall’s production re-imagines this timeless tale in the context of one of the most dramatic events in recent history: the end of divided Germany with the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, juxtaposing a Communist 1960’s East Germany with 1980’s West Germany, steeped in European rave culture. Following individual turmoil in the context of national upheaval, The Winter’s Tale contrasts two profoundly different cultures and time periods while examining the universal truths of what it means to transform and forgive.

If you'd like to work on the show or have any questions, please email producer, Jill Carrera, at Always happy to chat!

Contact the Show
October 15 at 8:00pm
October 16 at 8:00pm
October 17 at 2:00pm
October 17 at 8:00pm
@ The Iseman Theatre
Show no longer running
There is a cost of admittance to this production.
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
LeontesIason Togias
HermioneAviva Abusch
PolixenesDillon Miller
PaulinaAnya Markowitz
CamilloLaurence Bashford
PerditaEleanor Slota
Florizel / CleomenesZeb Mehring
Antigonus / AutolycusPeter Gray
FranzEthan Campbell-Taylor
Franz Jr. / DionAlec Mukamal
Mamilius / Jailer / Time / MopsaErica Wachs
Emilia / Officer of the Court / DorcasAnna Blech
Production Staff
DirectorKatie Kirk
ProducerJill Carrera
Stage ManagerDanielle Derlein
Technical DirectorCharlotte Newell
Lighting DesignerAva Hunt
Master ElectricianHarry Shamansky
Sound DesignerHannah Friedman
Set DesignerSusannah Hyde
Costume DesignerJessenia Khalyat
Sound EngineerDanielle Lotridge
Graphic DesignerMert Dilek
Props MasterElle Buellesbach
ChoreographerJack Taperell
ChoreographerGracie White
Hair ArtistCharlotte Juergens
Makeup ArtistAnne Jones
DramaturgEve Houghton
Lights CrewEvan Smith
Lights CrewMatteo Rosati
Lights CrewSimone Lavin
Lights CrewSofía Campoamor
Lights CrewRoger Pellegrini
Lights CrewKira Tebbe
Lights CrewAlice Yang
Lights CrewSara Speller
Lights CrewJocelyn Wang
Lights CrewClio Byrne-Gudding
Sound CrewRosario Castañeda
Sound CrewBobby Berry
Sets CrewAndrew Schmidt
Sets CrewYing Wang
Sets CrewJessica Hernandez
Sets CrewJae Shin
Sets CrewXi Chen
Sets CrewCourtney Hodrick
Sets CrewMackenzie Adelberg
Paint ChargeHannah Kazis-Taylor
Associate Technical DirectorEllie Handler
Assistant ProducerBen Wang
Assistant ProducerLaurel Lehman
Assistant ProducerSergio Lopez-Valdez
Assistant ProducerElizah Stein
Assistant Stage ManagerMaxine Dillon
Assistant Stage ManagerAbbey Burgess
Assistant Lighting DesignerNgan Vu
Assistant Master ElectricianSara Harris
Assistant Set DesignerHannah Kazis-Taylor
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Reynolds

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