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The Winter’s Tale

by William Shakespeare

SYNOPSIS

King Leontes of Sicilia is plagued by an irrational suspicion that Queen Hermione is having an affair with his childhood friend, Polixenes. Leontes lashes out in fury, causing death and destruction in the royal family. Convinced that his newborn daughter Perdita is Polixenes’ child, Leontes banishes her to the Bohemian wilderness, expecting the worst. Yet Perdita survives, holding the key to Leontes’ redemption after 16 long years. Can the remorseful king be forgiven for his past mistakes?

PERFORMANCES

Run Time: Approximately 2.5 hours with intermission.

Friday, July 9              8 p.m. – Preview Performance

Saturday, July 10       8 p.m. – Opening Night Performance

Sunday, July 11           7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 15       7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 16            8 p.m.

Sunday, July 18          7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20        7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 24       8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28  7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 29       7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30            8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 3      7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 5    7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 6         8 p.m.

Please note: The performance schedule for Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale changed on 04/28/21. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

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The Winter’s Tale is part of the 2021 summer season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. For more information on the Festival, please visit the links below:

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