Furman theatre presents "The Winter's Tale"

March 21, 2013 | Tina Underwood

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The Furman University Theatre will present “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m.; and again Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in the Furman Playhouse.

The production is open to the public. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.

“The Winter's Tale” is a timeless romance combining heartbreak with love, drama with comedy, and rebirth with forgiveness.  In two fairy tale kingdoms, one king's jealousy leads to an obsessive rage in the wintery land of Sicilia, while another king's pastoral homeland of Bohemia is the enchanted place where young love blooms. Forbidden love and forlorn loss lead to a magical journey filled with song, dance, redemption and Shakespeare's classic second chance for happiness.

Furman theatre arts professor Maegan Azar directs the play. Assistant director is Furman alum Cortney McEniry ‘12.

Among others, cast members include Tierney Breedlove ‘14 as Paulina, Victoria Buck ‘14 as Autolycus, Caroline Davis ‘13 as Hermione, Sam Feigenbaum ‘15 as Polixenes, Tyler Mitchell ‘13 as Leontes, Jonathan Pierce ‘13 as Camillo, SB Steagall ‘15  as Perdita, and Stephen Trammell ‘13 as Florizel. Mamillius is played by Alexander Malvern, 11-year-old son of Furman music professor Gary Malvern.

Set designer is theatre arts professor Rhett Bryson. Lighting is designed by Maranda DeBusk ‘13. Theatre arts professor Margaret Rose Caterisano designs costumes. Dance choreographer is Grace Bernardo ‘14. Music is composed by Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew of Valentine Wolfe. Internationally acclaimed mask/movement artist Doug Berky ‘95 designs and constructs the bear mask.

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125.