The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's late-career vision of chilly betrayal, longterm suffering, death, rebirth and romantic payoff, is revisited by Denver Center Theatre Company Feb. 3-26.
Previews under the direction of Laird Williamson began Jan. 27 at DCTC's Stage Theatre and continue to Feb. 26. The cast includes resident company members Kathleen M. Brady, Tony Church, William Denis, BW Gonzalez, Jamie Horton, John Hutton, Randy Moore, Mark Rubald and Robert Westenberg.
Designers are Robert Blackman (whose set transforms the stage into the imaginary kingdoms of Sicilia and Bohemia, defined by shattered alabaster, soaring steel winter trees and gold and silver leaf gilding), Don Darnutzer (lighting), Andrew V. Yelusich (costumes), David R. White (sound).
The production concept is inspired by the Russian Gothic period.
Composer Larry Delinger has created an original score for the production, recorded by members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Gerald Endsley. Tickets are $25-$36. For information, call (303) 893-4100 or (800) 641-1222 or visit the website at www.denvercenter.org.
-- By Kenneth Jones