Monday, October 6, 2008

The Heart of Redemption

The play begins with a jealous king, Leontes, whose rash acts of violence set in motion a set of circumstances that end in death for some, and otherwise determine the lives of several characters in two lands and over more than 16 years.

“Because of the choices that Leontes has made, not everything is made right in the end, but there is this wonderful sense of forgiveness and redemption, and the choices that we make in our lives bringing us to those moments. That’s what made me really love this play.”

“That’s really what we focus on in our production,” she concluded. “Those very human moments that transcend time periods and locations.”

“And,” she added mysteriously, “there’s a bear…”

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