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The Winter's Tale

presented by Pepperdine Theatre Department

Wednesday, April 6–Saturday, April 9, 2022

By William Shakespeare
Hollace Starr, Director

It is winter in Sicilia, but King Leontes is overcome by a searing hot rage when he accuses his beloved queen Hermione of infidelity. Unwilling to be reasoned with, Leontes sets out on a course of retribution that erases all traces of everyone he holds dear. Only the passage of time and the flowering of spring can restore the promises of hope and forgiveness.

Warning: Though this play may be appropriate for young audience members, it does contain mature themes and strong (albeit Shakespearean) language.

Join a talk back with the actors and director after the Wednesday, April 6 performance.


Click here to listen to an interview with The Winter's Tale director Hollace Starr—she discusses her affinity for Shakespeare, the universal themes of comedy and tragedy, and why the arts are important. 


Special thanks to our Friends of the Theatre members for supporting this production. To learn more about Friends of the Theatre and unique member benefits, click here




Wednesday, April 6–Saturday, April 9, 2022


Just $48 for all four Theatre Department Series performances


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