Dead Blogging ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at United Parish Brookline

Well the Missus and I trundled up Harvard Street yesterday to see the Actors’ Shakespeare Project production of The Winter’s Tale (through January 3) at Brookline’s United Parish Willet Hall and, say, it was swell.

Fair warning: This late play by William Shakespeare is a hot mess – a tragedy followed by aASP_Winters-Tale-Pre-Prod-Pub_AB_MS_MB_Stratton_McCrady comedy – but director Melia Bensussen pulls it together adroitly on a bare-bones stage that leaves much to the imagination.

Other reviews in case you don’t believe us.

Allyn Burrows (Leontes), Mara Sidmore (Hermione), and Marianna Bassham (Paulina) are all splendid, as are Steven Barkhimer, Nigel Gore, and Jesse Hinson in multiple roles.

It’s a welcome introduction to Boston’s (likely) winter of our discontent.

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