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:

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Information line/voice mail: 818-325-2055

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