Goodman Announces “The Winter’s Tale” Cast & Staff

Goodman Announces “The Winter’s Tale” Cast & Staff

Director Robert Falls |Liz Lauren

Goodman Theatre has announced the creative staff and 19-member cast for Artistic Director Robert Falls production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.”

A jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series of events. But what begins as tragedy evolves, unexpectedly, into a fantastical journey—from wrath to redemption to reconciliation in Shakespeare’s late work.

“While I have spent much of my career exploring stories of loss, failure and tragedy, I am also drawn to plays that show how life’s inevitable hardship and melancholy can be tempered by humor, rebirth and redemption,” said Falls. “With its darker themes and its levity, The Winter’s Tale presents a full scope of human experience—taking the audience on a journey that begins as a classic tragedy and ends with an unlikely transformation and reconciliation. I believe it has much to say to a 21st-century audience, with a multifaceted worldview well suited to our complex era.”

The Cast of The Winter’s Tale is as follows:

Clown…………………………………..Will Allan
Nell…………………………………….Cher Álvarez
Perdita…………………………………Chloe Baldwin
Florizel…………………………………Xavier Bleuel
Dion/Shepherd………………………..Josh Carpenter
Paulina…………………………………Christiana Clark
Leontes………………………………..Dan Donohue
Emelia/Mopsa………………………….Amanda Drinkall
Hermione………………………………Kate Fry
Camillo…………………………………Henry Godinez
Mamillius………………………………Charlie Herman
Polixenes………………………………Nathan Hosner
Mariana/Dorcas……………………….Susaan Jamshidi
Autolycus………………………………Philip Earl Johnson
Bear/Jailer…………………….……….Mark Lancaster
Antigonus……………………………..Gregory Linington
Old Shepherd…………………………Tim Monsion
Archidamus/Shepherd…..……………Christopher Sheard
Cleomenes/Shepherd…………………Martin Zebari

The Creative Team includes Walt Spangler (Set Design), Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Design), Aaron Spivey (Lighting Design) and Richard Woodbury (Original Music and Sound Design) as well as Tommy Rapley (Choreography) and Neena Arndt (Dramaturgy). Briana Fahey is the Production Stage Manager and Kimberly Ann McCann and Nikki Blue are the Stage Managers.

“The Winter’s Tale” plays May 4 – June 9 (opening night is May 13) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/WintersTale, by telephone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn).

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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals - the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company - with Abigail Trabue.

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