Tuesday, November 5th and Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
Street parking available around the library.
“O, she’s warm!
If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.”
Written toward the end of William Shakespeare’s theatrical career, The Winter’s Tale is a story of loss and redemption. In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicily, convinces himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (from shmoop.com)
Darryl Woodson is has acted in “The Martian Chronicles” Colony Theater, LA. Various Films, LA. “The Three Penny Opera” and Brecht one-acts plays, The Eureka Theater, San Francisco. Actor and Stage Manager for National Tours, The New Shakespeare Company, San Francisco. “Glory Hallelujah”, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco. Training: American Conservatory Theater (scholarship). Margret Roma NSC. Charles Conrad Film Acting School, Burbank. LA City College Acting program. Diablo Valley College Theater Program, Concord CA. He has a BS in Business Administration from CSULA. Darryl is a Vietnam War Veteran and served as an FMF (Fleet Marine Force) Hospital Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment, the most highly decorated regiment in the Marine Corps
You’re invited! All ages welcome. Free. We recast after every scene so all who want to get a chance to read. All casting is non-gender specific so women can read men’s roles and vice-versa. If you’d like to just listen that’s OK too. Please bring a copy of the play if possible. We MAY have a couple of extra copies. Your cell phones can also bring up the text. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is that you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you’re an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and graceful language. It doesn’t hurt your street cred either.
You will meet others who share your interest in Shakespeare and theater. We look forward to seeing you here!
photo credit: Coronado Playhouse, from their fall 2019 production of The Winter’s Tale!