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The Winter's Tale



What the Critics Said:

“Rafael Untalan (a preening dandy in ‘Amadeus’) pulls off a similarly impressive feat with King Leontes' abrupt jealous rage in ‘Winter,’ making the clumsy device intensely dramatic and moving - with considerable help from Alexandra Matthew as his shocked, distressed queen, Celia Madeoy's forthright Paulina and other members of the court (including Elsman, Michael Ray Wisely and a nicely focused young Gabriel Cowger as the child prince)…

 

.there's some deft comedy by Jerry Hoffman (as the con man Autolycus), Hirshfield and George Maguire.”

– Robert Hurwitt, S. F. Chronicle




“…excellent ensemble….The comedy is well done and the dances are graceful. And Matthew Cavanna's constant presence onstage as ‘Time’ is acrobatic, brooding and always watchable.”

– Lee Brady, Pacific Sun


 




“MSC's production successfully brings out the tenderness between Leontes and Hermione, and the awful turmoil caused by their relationship. Rafael Untalan is stunning in his anger and regret as Leontes, giving a new perspective in the role of a man overtaken by emotion. Alexandra Matthew is tremendous as Hermione, pleasant and loving, then stoically noble in accepting her husband's injustice…

 

 



In other roles, Celia Madeoy is memorable as Paulina, the strongest voice against the king's madness; her character dominates the play, and the actress takes over the stage.”

– Olga Azar, Marinscope


 

 

 

“This lovely and magical Winter’s Tale casts a heart tugging spell that is almost impossible not to surrender to….[it] take[s] on a beautiful, aching grandeur that borders on the magnificent….Alexandra Matthew is stunningly good, bringing palpable emotion and clarity to scenes that are among the Bard’s most preposterous plottings.”

– David Templeton, The Bohemian

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