March 3, 2022

A William Shakespeare Classic on the WCU Stage: The Winter’s Tale Runs March 3 - 6

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare this Spring. The show is being directed by special guest director Tai Verley and will run March 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m and March 5th and 6th at 2 p.m. in J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Ave, West Chester. The March 5th show at 2pm will also include an ASL interpreter. General admission tickets are $12 and $7 for children.  Tickets are available to purchase online at , by phone at 610-436-2266 or at the box office located at 110 W. ROSEDALE AVE. WEST CHESTER, PA.The Winter's Tale

In The Winter’s Tale King Leontes tears his family apart with his jealousy, but grief unlocks his heart. Will the King find the child he abandoned before it is too late? Will the bear catch it’s prey?  Will statues come to life?  Come see The Winter’s Tale, in a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work. 

Special Guest Director Tai Verley says about the play, “There are big things going on, big ideas being thought and big feelings being felt. But also... Shakespeare is dead! Who cares what he wanted you to think or feel or understand. Watch the play with your current sensibilities, cherish those around you and remember to not take things so seriously...or you might end up like Leontes.” 

Verley came to Philadelphia from New York City. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and received a Master of Fine Arts from the New School for Drama. Verley has performed locally at the Arden Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, and Quintessence Theatre.

Cast List: Noah Glose (Leontes), Tim Conaway (Polixenes), Madelyn Defelice (Hermione), Guinevere Paviglianiti (Paulina), Dylan Moser (Camillo), Matthew Tindall (Antigonus/Shepherd), Lionel McCulloch (Florizel/Lord/Officer), Logan Santana (Perdita/Mariner), Sloane Duzy (Mamillius/Autolycus), Kat Gregory (Gaoler/Clown), Chloe Hyde (First Lady/Dion/Mopsa), Ivan Shopf (Servant/Cleomenes), and Nyred Jackson (Understudy).

Effective Monday, February 28, mask wearing is now optional at West Chester University. The University fully supports each person’s choices around whether to wear a mask. As a campus committed to civility toward one another, we expect that everyone will be respectful of individual choices on the matter. We will continue to make masks available at facility entrances. As we learn to live with the virus, protocols are subject to change as health conditions warrant.

Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest member of the 14-institution Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is currently celebrating its 150th Anniversary year ( Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering a diverse range of more than 200 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School.


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