The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival presents two decades of love, jealousy, intrigue and fun as our actors romp through The Winter’s Tale in 1940s Sicily and 1960s Bohemia. Each part and its decade will be presented on alternate nights as we tell a story that’s just too big to fit into one great show…so we made it into two great shows. Don’t miss it!
The Winter's Tale is unique in Shakespeare's canon for its structure: the first half is a tragedy of jealousy, the second half a romantic comedy. SSF brings you both halves in their entirety this year for its eleventh Shakespeare-In-The-Park offering, presenting tragedy and comedy on alternate nights. We encourage you to come both nights and double your fun! As always, this production is FREE to the public. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnicking are encouraged and we'll have delicious Gannon's Isle ice cream and Thornden Park Bulldog’s concession stand open to refresh you for a modest outlay of cash.
Under the direction of SSF’s producing artistic director, Jamie Bruno, each cast member portrays multiple roles in the friendly surroundings of the Thornden Park Amphitheatre on Aug. 8-18; Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 5:30 p.m. & Sun @ 2 p.m. Michaela Oney (Paulina) triples as the stage manager and assistant director. Jack Sherman (King Leontes and Autolycus) is the producer.