Greensboro College Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Oct. 17-20

September 30, 2019 10:40 am
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus.

All tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 336-272-7102, ext. 5242, or emailing tickets@greensboro.edu. Tickets also will be available at the door. Free parking is available behind the college’s Admissions Welcome Center at West Market Street and College Place.

A combination comedy and romance with some intense psychological themes, “The Winter’s Tale” tells the story of Leontes, king of Sicily, who grows suspicious that his pregnant wife, Hermione, has had an affair with his visiting boyhood friend, Polixines, king of Bohemia.

The title “The Winter’s Tale” was a signal to audiences of the early 17th century that the play was as a tale told around a winter fire – not to be taken seriously, and with a happy ending in store. But many twists and turns come first, including theatre’s most famous stage direction: “Exit, pursued by a bear.”

Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.

The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

For more information on the program, contact David Schram at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email schramd@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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