The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

When and Where

Thursday, March 05, 2020 7:00 pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2E5


One of Shakespeare’s late romances, The Winter’s Tale is a classic story of destructive jealousy and the endearing power of faith, set against a fairy tale backdrop of magic, illusion, and true love. In this reimagined production by this year’s graduating class, eight actors weave a tale of 16 characters, between two worlds, and across 16 years. Leontes, Queen of Sicilia accuses her wife Hermione of an infidelity with her oldest friend Polixenes. The fallout of this accusation takes us 16 years into the future to the shores of the mythical Bohemia, complete with fairy gold and bears, and launches us on an unimaginable journey of rebirth, redemption and forgiveness. 

Graham Abbey

Taranjot Bamrah - Emilia, Time & Perdita
Nicole Eun-Ju Bell - Antigone & Autolycus 
Dante Camarda - Cleomenes & Florizel
Aloisia D’souza - Paulina & Camilla
Uri Livne-Bar - Polixenes & Dion
Eliza Lane - Mamillia
Erin Hunter Whyland - Leontes & Old Shepherdess
Stephanie Zeit - Hermione & Clown

Artistic Team
Dylan Trowbridge - Associate Director
Margaret Rose - Assistant Director
William Dao - Assistant Director
Robert Motum - Teaching Assistant
Julija Pesic - Teaching Assistant

Production Team
Set and Costume Design - Snezana Pesic
Lighting Design - Kimberly Purtell
Sound Design - Thomas Ryder Payne
Projection Design - Nicole Eun-Ju Bell
Assistant Set Design - David Botros, Alessia Collia, Brad Gira, Angelli McGuigan, Saki Nishida, Ashneet Sachdeva, Alison Starkey
Assistant Costume Design - Abigail Lewis, Sue-Tanya Parks, Cankurt Perek
Assistant Lighting Design - Rida Ahmad
Assistant Sound Design - Christy Feng, Matt Lalonde
Original Music Composition - Nicole Eun-Ju Bell
Video Creation - William Dao, Margaret Rose
Stage Manager - Christine Luksts
Assistant Stage Manager - Abby Esteireiro
Technical Director - Andrew Leeke
Wardrobe Supervisor and Costume Construction - Linda Phillips
Assistant Technical Director - Matt Lalonde
Production Assistants - Rida Ahmad, Abby Esteireiro, Uri Livne-Bar
CDTPS Theatre Technicians - Giuseppe Condello, Oriana DiNucci, Lauren Lacey, Christopher Sutherland, Tiffany Yaw
Design Course Instructor - Snezana Pesic
Production Course Instructor - Janice Fraser
Manager of Theatre Operations - Ariel Martin-Smith

Each performance is approx. 2.5 hours with a 15-minute intermission
Thursday, March 5 (SOLD OUT) - 7pm
Friday, March 6 - 7pm
Saturday, March 7 - 7pm
Sunday, March 8 – 2pm
Wednesday, March 11 - 7pm
Thursday, March 12 – 7pm
Friday, March 13 - 7pm - Alumni night 
Saturday, March 14 - 7pm

General admission - $20.00
Student admission - $10.00
Each cast/crew receives 2 free comps
Alumni tickets are free on Alumni Night (March 13) and $10 on other nights

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If you have an accessibility request, we will do our best to make appropriate accommodations. Please email at your earliest convenience.
Email your questions to or call 416-978-7987.