The Winter's Tale - December 2017, directed by William Wolfgang



The Winter’s Tale will feature a cast of 18 local actors, dancers, and musicians, and will run Friday, Dec. 8 at 6:30pm & Saturday at 2:30pm & 6:30pm on the Dover Area High School Stage. A second set of performances will be Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday Dec. 15 at 8:00pm at DreamWrights Center for the Community Arts.


Dover Area High School

46 West Canal Street

Dover, PA 17315


The Winter’s Tale takes audiences on a journey from the icy depths of winter into the beautiful, exciting rebirth of spring.  Written in the twilight of Shakespeare's illustrious career,  this romantic masterwork blends the genres of tragedy, comedy, and the early beginnings musical theatre in a way completely innovative to the Elizabethan stage.  

Classic characters like a jealous king, a resolute queen, and a long lost princess guide audiences through this story, challenging perceptions along the way.  Meanwhile, the boundaries between art, age, love, and redemption are blurred creating a truly profound and unique theatre experience.

Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, has been visiting the kingdom of Sicily, ruled by his childhood best friend Leontes, for nearly nine months. As he prepares to return at last to his own kingdom, a falling out between the two regents endangers the lives of Polixenes himself, Leontes' Queen, Hermione, and her soon-to-be-born infant. The jealousy and wrath of a King still gripped by the weaknesses of youth threaten to destabilize all of Sicily as Hermione seeks to save her child, even if it means her own death.

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts

100 Carlisle Avenue

York, PA 17401