June 8 - 29, 2014
by William Shakespeare
Follow your heart.
She loves him. He doesn’t even notice she’s alive. And so begins one of theater’s greatest romances. It’s a wild journey of risks, magic, war, traps, betrayal and true love. A sick king is cured of his deadly disease. A brave young woman is given the husband of her choice. An unhappy groom flees for the foreign wars. A woman refuses to take no for an answer. Filled with comedy, love, bold plans, dirty tricks and brilliantly drawn characters, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL is Shakespeare done Triad Stage style—a classic re-invented.
Presented with support from CityView at Southside, Compass Financial Partners LLC, Volvo Financial Services and WellSpring.
Part of THTR 232--Triad Stage's annual collaboration with UNCG.
The audience was able to lose its awareness of watching a Shakespeare production, and for a moment be immersed in something genuine, palpable, and uncalculated. Therein lies the difference between simply observing theater and experiencing it.
Performing Shakespeare alongside professional actors could be intimidating. But with a voice/text coach giving the UNCG students personal lessons, the words come tripping off the tongue in the best kind of way. UNCG theater professor Christine Morris helps all the actors shine in the Triad Stage production of "All's Well that Ends Well." For the UNCG undergraduates in the production who have less experience with Shakespeare, she's a particularly valuable teacher.
[Christine] Morris said the material Shakespeare provides is rich with meaning, nuance and unforgettable characters. "There's got to be a reason we keep doing this old stuff," she said. "It's so interesting." Morris adds that audiences shouldn't feel intimidated by Shakespeare's text. "Shakespearean English is English. It's old, but it's not a foreign language," she said.