The Winter's Tale

Friday night I took Kathy to see Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at Southwest Texas. One of my favorite things about living in a University town is the availability of high-quality cultural events on the cheap. This production further cemented that opinion.

Hosted at the Glade Outdoor Theater, a wonderful theater space in one of the little valleys on campus of whose existence I’d previously been unaware, the show was a delightful experience. The cast, though a bit difficult to hear at times, did a superb job with the material, and I found myself laughing heartily once past the mandatory 10-minute adjustment-to-Elizabethan-English period.

The play itself is a curious mixture of tragedy and comedy, and features a few especially memorable characters, Paulina foremost among them. Thanks to the SWT crew for the all-around great job they did with the show.