A Winter’s Tale has everything you could want from Shakespeare, and then some. Director Patricia McGregor—and most of the company from her celebrated 2012 production of Spunk—return for a lively, family-friendly fairytale featuring youth on stage, audience participation, music, miracles, dance, and, of course, that famous bear.

The run time for A Winter's Tale is two hours and 25 minutes: Part one is approximately one hour and 10 minutes long; the intermission is 15 minutes long; and part two runs for approximately one hour.

Please note:
This production includes the use of a strobe light and loud thunder effects.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Patricia McGregor - Director
Paloma McGregor  - Movement Director
Michael Locher - Set Designer 
Katherine Nowacki - Costume Designer
Russell Champa - Lighting Designer 
E.E. Bradman - Composer
Will McCandless - Sound Designer 
Lynne Soffer - Vocal/Text Coach* 
Dave Maier - Resident Fight Director
Cathleen Sheehan - Dramaturg
Erica Varize - Fabric Connoisseur
Laxmi Kumaran - Stage Manager* 
Janette Coté - Assistant Stage Manager* 
Maria Calderazzo - Assistant Director 
Stephanie Buchner, Justin Partier - Assistant Lighting Designers
Cordelia Miller - Production Assistant

CAST

Aldo Billingslea* - Polixenes, Ensemble
L. Peter Callender* - Leontes, Shepherd, Ensemble
Tristan Cunningham* - Perdita, Emilia, Ensemble
Margo Hall * - Paulina, Clown, Ensemble 
Omozé Idehenre * - Hermione, Mopsa, Ensemble
Christopher Michael Rivera* - Autolycus, Antigonus, Ensemble
Tyee Tilghman* - Florizel, Camillo, Ensemble
Mackenzie Kwok, Veronica Larkin - Second Lady, Dorcas, Ensemble
Akili Moree, Zion Richardson - Mamillius, Ensemble

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ellen & Joffa Dale
Michael & Virginia Ross
Sharon & Barclay Simpson
Jay Yamada 

PRODUCERS

Toni & Donald Miller
Jim & Nita Roethe
Michele & John Ruskin
Alan Schnur & Julie Landres

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 

Debbie Sedberry & Jeff Klingman


*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.        


PHOTOS


Production Photos

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

Omozé Idehenre as Hermione and L. Peter Callender as Leontes in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

Tristan Cunningham, Zion Richardson, Omozé Idehenre, and Mackenzie Kwok in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

L. Peter Callender, Tyee Tilghman, Margo Hall, and Christopher Michael Rivera in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

L. Peter Callender as Leontes in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

The cast of Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

The cast of Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

The cast of Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

Margo Hall and Christopher Michael Rivera in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

Tristan Cunningham, L. Peter Callender, Aldo Billingslea, and Margo Hall in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

The cast of Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.

A Winter's Tale Cal Shakes

Christopher Michael Rivera in Cal Shakes’ production of A Winter’s Tale, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by mellopix.com.


Publicity Photos

Hamlet Cal Shakes

Omozé Idehenre as Hermione, Margo Hall as Paulina, and L. Peter Callender as Leontes in Cal Shakes’ A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by Kevin Berne.

Hamlet Cal Shakes

Omozé Idehenre as Hermione, Margo Hall as Paulina, and L. Peter Callender as Leontes in Cal Shakes’ A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, directed by Patricia McGregor; photo by Kevin Berne.


VIDEO


Coming soon.

PRESS


“magnetic acting” —San Francisco Chronicle

"Warms the heart."Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury-News

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

This is a family-friendly production, with kids on stage and interactive activities before and during the performance.

We understand that every production may not be appropriate for every child or family as we frequently address mature issues, ideas, and themes. We encourage you to consider whether any particular Main Stage production is appropriate for your child, and to be in dialogue with us and your children about the content and/or artistic expression therein.

Children under four are not permitted in the Amphitheater as a courtesy to our patrons and artists.

Lady Windermere's Fan Program Cal Shakes

Read or download the A Winter's Tale Mad Libs. (PDF)

Lady Windermere's Fan Program Cal Shakes

Read or download the A Winter's Tale Synopsis. (PDF)