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  Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter's Tale and other works at The Edge Off-Broadway

Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter's Tale and other works

The Edge Off-Broadway
1133 West Catalpa Avenue Chicago

The ensemble of Idle Muse Theatre Company explores this classical fantasy with an impossible ending. Shakespeare's story of human beings living in a world broken by the unforgivable acts of a man in power is the basis for this new adaptation focused on feelings and actions and as recognizable in 2019 as they were in the Bard's time.

Presented by Idle Muse Theatre Company

Thru - Apr 20, 2019



Price: $20

Show Type: Drama

www.idlemuse.org



  Best for Winter, being a short Shakespeare adapted from The Winter's Tale and other works Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Things warm up in the second half. They almost always do in productions of The Winter's Tale, in part because the story is sweeter, more like a fairy tale than a tragedy, and it has a life-affirming ending. The performances in the second half of the current production feel more relaxed and playful. Kristen Alesia and Brian Healy are delightful as the young lovers, and Michael Dalberg earns lots of laughs as the trickster and con man Autolycus."
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Jack Helbig


The Fourth Walsh - Recommended

"...Although BEST FOR WINTER is referred to as Shakespeare ‘short’, it isn’t. It’s a full length Bard drama infused with comedy. While I did enjoy Jackson’s storytelling, the acting was uneven. There were excellent performances but there were also a couple clunky ones. In the exceptional category, Kovacevic delivers an unforgettable soliloquy. She is majestically elegant as tears roll down her face. The moment is emotionally breathtaking."
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Katy Walsh



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