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
MAMILLIUS/PERDITA: Christina Sullivan
FLORIZELL/LORD: Barrington Vaxter
PAULINA: Crystal Marie Stewart
AUTOLYCUS/LORD: Patrick DuLaney*
MOPSA/LADY: Mary Jane Claassen
TIME: Adam Knight
MUSICIAN: Heather Neuenschwander


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.

Creative Team

Director: Adam Knight
Scenic & Lighting Designer: S. Benjamin Farrar
Costume Designer: Karlē Meyers
Stage Manager: Keegan Christopher*
Technical Director & Sound Engineer: Chris Rich
Assistant Technical Director: Merric Bower
Specialty Props Design: Joe Link
Props Designer: Stephen Polchert
Choreographer: Patrick DuLaney
Original Music: Mary Jane Claassen, Chris Okiishi
Green Show Director: Chris Okiishi
Voice & Text Coach: Katy Hahn
Assistant Stage Manager: Olivia Leslie, Kyle Schindler
COVID Safety Officers: Mady Davis, Kyle Schindler
Green Show Director: Chris Okiishi
Green Show Actors: Elijah Jones, Luli Gomez Teruel
Special Thanks: Julie Cain, Theatre Cedar Rapids,
Miriam Gilbert

*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.