The Porters of Hellsgate present
The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jesse James Thomas
The Winter’s Tale marks the halfway point of the Porters’ exploration of Shakespeare’s
canon, it being their 19th production out of the Bard’s accepted 38. Fully embracing the
fairy tale quality of Shakespeare’s story of jealousy and the redemptive power of love (and an
infamous bear), this production will be staged quite literally between the pages of a book as
we set out to enchant even the most stone-hearted of theatergoers.
The Winter’s Tale will star Porters’ Associate Artistic Director Thomas Bigley as Leontes, last
seen as Pistol in our Henry V, and as the title role of our Timon of Athens (the first LA
production of the piece in 15 years); The Winter’s Tale will mark Resident Artist Jesse James
Thomas’ first outing as a director for The Porters, having previously Assistant Directed The
Merry Wives of Windsor in 2012. This production will also feature a bear.
The Winter’s Tale opens on Saturday, October 18th at 8pm at The Actors Forum Theatre,
10655 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. The production plays Friday and
Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 7pm, for three weeks through November 2nd, and
will continue Thursday through Saturday at 8pm for two more weeks, closing the five-week
run on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. The production will run approximately two hours
with one intermission.
There will not be a performance on Halloween night (Friday, October 31st).
Tickets are $20 online; $25 at the door. All major credit cards accepted at the door.
Reservations are available online at: http://PortersWintersTale.BrownPaperTickets.com
Reservations can also be made via our e-mail or voice mail.
Information line/voice mail: 818-325-2055
E-mail questions/comments/reservations to: PortersofHellsgate@gmail.com
PRESS CONTACT: ALEX PARKER – PorterofPress@gmail.com
Press release available here.