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The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

Milwaukee Shakespeare
Milwaukee, WI USA
October 2005

direction: Gia Forakis
choreography: Sarah Wilbur
scenic: Van Santford
costume: Karin Kopichkie
lighting: Bob Zeoni
sound/composition: Keith Obadike


Humor warms up "The Winter's Tale"
By Russ Bickerstaff

It's about the destructive nature of jealousy and the redemptive power of love, but the theme isn't as impressive as the mood. Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," balances tragedy against comedy with an impressively sharp contrast. Milwaukee Shakespeare director Gia Forakis has honed the sharpness of this contrast to a razor's edge ... there is just enough balance between all the relevant elements to make for a remarkably cohesive evening of theatre.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

An Alternate Take On The Bard
By Damien Jaques

Director Forakis’…resulting production excels at establishing a mood and painting vivid pictures with strong design elements.

Lila Aryan PHOTOGRAPHY, ©2005