The Winter’s Tale


Thursday, July 15 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 16 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 17 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 18 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, July 22 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 23 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 24 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 25 @ 7:30pm

Cast & Crew

LEONTES: Martin Andrews
HERMIONE: Jessica Link
POLIXENES: Aaron Weiner
AUTOLYCUS: Patrick DuLaney*
SHEPHERD’S SON: Elijah Jones
PAULINA: Crystal Marie Stewart
EMILIA/DORCAS: Luli Gomez Teruel
MOPSA/LADY: Mary Jane Claassen
MAMILLIUS/PERDITA: Christina Sullivan
FLORIZEL: Barrington Vaxter


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Adam Knight

July 15 – 25, 2021 at Iowa City’s Lower City Park

“It is required you do awake your faith…”

Considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale is a story of rebirth and redemption, pivoting from comedy to tragedy and back again. Two kingdoms bonded in friendship, riven by jealousy. King Leontes rules the cold halls of Sicilia with an increasingly tyrannical bent. Can the whitsuntide feasts of Bohemia and the promise of a new generation bring about the healing so desperately needed? Time will tell.

Director: Adam Knight
Stage Manager: Keegan Christopher*
Scenic & Lighting Designer: S. Benjamin Farrar
Costume Designer: Karlē Meyers
Sound Designer: Chris Rich
Technical Director: Chris Rich
Green Show Director: Chris Okiishi
Choreographer: Patrick DuLaney
Assistant Stage Manager: Olivia Leslie
COVID Safety Officers: Mady Davis, Kyle Schindler

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Riverside Theatre Festival Stage in Lower City Park, Iowa City

Plan Your Visit

Tickets: Seating is first-come first serve the night of the performance. All performances of The Winter’s Tale are FREE. No ticket required!

COVID Safety: Although masks are not required for this outdoor performance, patrons are encouraged to follow the latest guidelines.

Prior to the performance: Lawn activities and games, food trucks, and refreshments are available prior to the performance starting at 6:30pm. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for best seats. The “Green Show” will begin at 7:00pm in the adjacent picnic area: a fun, comedic introduction to the play and to the world of Shakespeare, appropriate for all ages!

Run time: The Winter’s Tale will run 2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission.