The Winter’s Tale

The Winter's Tale posterStratford Festival – Tom Patterson Theatre. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Marti Maraden.

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The whole cast are good, top to bottom.

Toronto Star

Obsessed by suspicions of infidelity, King Leontes puts his pregnant wife, Hermione, on trial for her life – coming to his senses only when his actions have cost him both wife and children. But true love can work miracles, and anguish in one generation can unexpectedly lead to happiness in the next.

A bittersweet drama of wrath and regret — culminating in one of the most poignant reunions in all of Shakespeare.

Chris played Dion, one of the seekers of the Oracle and king’s counsellors, and covered the uncontrollably jealous king Leontes.

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Cast

Ben Carlson
Leontes
Yanna McIntosh
Hermione
Seana McKenna
Paulina
Sean Arbuckle
Camillo
Dan Chameroy
Polixines
Ian Lake
Florizel
Cara Ricketts
Perdita
Tom Rooney
Autolycus
Mike Shara
Young Shepherd
Skye Brandon
Gaoler
Victor Dolha
First Officeri
Victor Ertmanis
Paulina’s Steward
Xuan Fraser
Cleomenes
Alana Hawley
Dorcas
Randy Hughson
Antigonus/Time
Roy Lewis
First Lord
Ginette Mohr
Emilia
Paul Nolan
Second Officer
Christopher Prentice
Dion
Jonathan Purdon
Second Lord
Andrea Runge
Mopsa
Brian Tree
Old Shepherd/Archidamus
Dalal Badr
Abigail Winter-Culliford
Ensemble
Luke McCarroll
Mamilius

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Creative

Marti Maraden
Director
John Pennoyer
Designer
Louise Guinand
Lighting Designer
Marc Desormeaux
Composer
Todd Charlton
Sound Designer

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“The whole cast are good, top to bottom.”
—Richard Ozounian, Toronto Star

“The production’s greatest strength is its strong ensemble acting, which is as it should be.”
—Robert Reid, Kitchener Record

“The Winter’s Tale is a rich tragicomedy that requires a cast of range and depth. It’s a tribute to the festival that it has assembled the talent to meet the demands of such a play.”
—Robert Reid, Kitchener Record

“fulfilled to the ultimate degree by the artistry of Director Marti Maraden and the Festival’s richly talented company.”
—Alex Suczek, State of the Arts (Grosse Point News)

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Photo: From left: Yanna McIntosh as Hermione, Seana McKenna as Paulina and Ben Carlson as Leontes.

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