Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale will play under the moon and stars in the historic and beautiful capital of Maryland this summer.
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) will perform the play in a romantic setting – the magnificent front lawn of St. John’s College – over four weekends from July 12 to August 4, 2019.
Now entering their sixth season as a fully-professional theater group, ASC remains the premier regional company for Shakespeare and the classics based in Maryland.
Written by William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale was first published in the First Folio of 1623. Even though the play was included with the comedies, modern scholars consider the work as one of his late romances. Over the years critics have deemed it as one of Shakespeare’s problematic plays due to the first three acts being filled with dark psychological drama, while the last two are comedic.
Schedule & Directors
To be helmed by accomplished directors Sally Boyet and Donald Hicken, the acting performances and staging of The Winter’s Tale have the potential to be the highlight of the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s 2018-2019 season.
Boyet is ASC’s Founding Artistic Director, and she has many outstanding directing, acting, and choreography credits to her name.
Before joining ASC, Hicken was an award-winning director who had recently retired from the Baltimore School for the Arts after more than 30 years of teaching. He mentored Jada Pinkett Smith, Tracie Thoms, and Shalita Grant. He also had Josh Charles and Tupac Shakur, the late American rap legend, in his classroom.
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Your Inn Near The Winter’s Tale
St. John’s College is just half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.
Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard. See the photos of our elegant rooms by clicking on the link for each house below.
Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.