Delta Drama returns this fall with a new production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” a romance unlike any other.
The play, which is free and open to the community, runs Nov. 15 through 17 and Nov. 22 through 24 at the Tillie Lewis Theatre. Friday and Saturday showtimes are 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
“The Winter’s Tale” combines tragedy and comedy as King Leontes of Sicilia, mad with murderous jealousy, causes havoc and heartache throughout his kingdom. He falsely accuses his wife of adultery and abandons their baby daughter to certain death.
The story continues 16 years later in the faraway land of Bohemia, as Perdita, a long-lost princess, finds love of her own which may well heal the sins of her father.
Whether you have a love of tragic downfalls, or just need a good laugh, there is something for everyone within the magic of “The Winter’s Tale.”
The show is recommended for ages 10 and up. Free tickets may be requested at the Box Office on Delta’s Stockton campus, or by calling (209) 954-5110.
The Delta Drama Program believes in the importance of providing to the college community a drama curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for transfer to the upper division level as well as fulfilling AA Degree general education requirements. The Drama Program provides a rigorous, disciplined, and integrated curriculum designed to meet the vocational demands of the theatre profession and offers scholarships to new students who qualify. The Actor Training program is a two-year course of study in which students who have successfully auditioned can concentrate their efforts in rigorous acting classes three times a week in the first year and five times a week in the second year, while also studying stagecraft in separate technical classes.