The Winter’s Tale
by William Shakespeare
directed by Scott Cummins

The ravages of jealousy are redeemed by the magic of forgiveness in this late romance from The Bard. From the director of last season’s Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale combines drama, comedy and music in weaving its way toward a happy ending.

LEONTES- John Mossman
POLIXENES- Jeff Christian
HERMINONE- Elizabeth Laidlaw
PAULINA and TIME- Christy Arington
CAMILLO- Danny Taylor
SHEPHERD- Steve Herson
CLOWN- Jillian Rafa
EMILIA and Ensemble- Kelsey Phillips
FIRST LORD, MOPSA and Ensemble- Michael Holding
PERDITA and Ensemble- Isabel Thompson
FLORIZEL, GAOLER and Ensemble- Conor Scott
MAMILLIUS, SERVANT and Ensemble- Madisen Dempsey
ARCHIDAMUS, CLEMENES and Ensemble- Siddartha Rajan
DION, MARINER, DORCAS and Ensemble- Patrick Kelly

The Rivals
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
directed by Jeff Christian

A rollicking restoration comedy featuring forbidden love, mistaken identities and outsized characters – including the hilarious butcher of the English language, Mrs. Malaprop. Join in the fun as we present our first production from one of Shakespeare’s literary descendants!

  Mr. FAG- Danny Taylor
  THOMAS- Connor Scott
  LYDIA LANGUISH- Kelsey Phillips
  LUCY- Isabel Thompson
  JULIA- Jillian Rafa
  Mrs. MALAPROP- Christy Arington
  FAULKLAND- Patrick Kelly
  BOB ACRES- Steve Herson
  Sir LUCIUS O’TRIGGER- John Mossman
  DAVID- Siddartha Rajan
  MAID/MUSICIAN – Madisen Dempsey


Performance Dates
All shows at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2016: The Winter’s Tale (preview)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016: The Rivals (preview)
Thursday, July 28, 2016: The Winter’s Tale (Opening)
Friday, July 29, 2016: The Rivals (Opening)
Saturday, July 30, 2016: The Winter’s Tale
Sunday, July 31, 2016: The Rivals
Tuesday, August 2, 2016: The Winter’s Tale
Wednesday, August 3, 2016: The Rivals
Thursday, August 4, 2016: The Winter’s Tale
Friday, August 5, 2016: The Rivals

2016 Education Workshop dates here!

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Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre is sponsored in part by a grant from The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation.

Very special thanks to Karen and Michael I. Hertz, Michal Wadsworth, Amy Glass, Elizabeth Shrake, Joel, Saskia, Olivia and Sam Buzzell, Jim Barnes & Crystal Lake Catering, Josh Mills, Jim Grabowski, and the City of Frankfort.

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