Thank you for joining us on Sunday, November 17th at 6:30 in Pasadena for our workshop production of "A Sad Tale's Best for Winter"-


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A Sad Tale's Best for Winter

Written and Directed by Anna Miles

Produced by Valerie Larsen 

Composed and Music Directed by Valerie Larsen

Choreographed by Himerria Wortham

Assistant Directed by Miranda Clement

Stage Managed by Nicki Heskin

William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale could be said to ask the question: “how can we forgive?”

But what about the times when we can’t forgive? Is it possible to move forward, and to heal, in those moments when the catastrophic violence can’t be erased with miraculous forgiveness?

Through text both classic and original and through song, dance, and spoken word, A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter, a new adaption of The Winter's Tale by Anna Miles, explores these questions by interrupting and disrupting Shakespeare’s text- bringing the story into a fantasy world where women live isolated from men, where bears hide behind trees in relentless pursuit, and where a new generation struggles to undo the centuries worth of fear, pain, and violence in the hopes of creating a new, better world. 

presented under the auspices of the Actor's Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code

promotional pictures by Chris Meissner

A Sad Tale's Best for Winter

Workshop Production

Original Cast and Creative Team

Valerie Larsen*
Hermione, Composer/MD
Benai Boyd*
Megan Ruble
Jonathan Fisher
Kit Meyering
Lucia Joyce
Dion/Dance Captain
Monica Ricketts
Helen Jane Planchet
Tristan Waldron
Brendan Kane
Roberto Williams
Max Herzfeld
Himerria Wortham
Miranda Clement
Assistant Director
Nikki Heskin
Stage Manager
Website photos by Chassey Bennet @chasseyphotography

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