by William Shakespeare (Groundling Theatre). The classic tale is staged in a gender-twist production. Previews Jan 24, 25 and 27, opens Jan 28 and runs to Feb 19, see website for schedule (runs in rep with The Winter's Tale). $29-$79.
Director Graham Abbey and an expert cast capture the blend of seriousness and comedy in this story about power and corruption. The intimate staging has the audience sitting on the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre close to the actors – a thrilling experience.
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