Members of the Next Stage Ensemble of the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre transported a River Edge audience through a fanciful and sometimes dark 16-year journey in one of Shakespeare's great mystical and mythical romances, "The Winter's Tale" recently.
From the seeds of unfounded jealousy, two kingdoms become entangled in a web of paranoia, insinuation, and mistrust. Can a lost princess unwittingly be the key to healing the two realms? From the dramatic accusations in the high court of Sicilia, to the raucous and jovial Bohemian sheep-sheering festival, to the revelatory final scene, "The Winter's Tale" celebrates the triumph of love, nobility, and all things good, and ends with a promise of rejuvenation, redemption and hope.
The event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the and the on the back lawn behind the library.