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All's Well That Ends Well

Honors Thesis Production

All's Well That Ends Well

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The Department of Theater presents Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well directed by guest artist Eleanor Holdridge, on Thursday, April 5 at 7pm, Friday, April 6 at 7pm, and Saturday, April 7 at 7pm in the Frear Ensemble Theater, LPAC.

Against a backdrop of war and heraldry, a young woman strives for love, a young man for glory--both searching for meaning, relevance and self-knowledge. In this honed-down adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most seldom performed and problematic plays, the company of six tells the story of a world where joy is hard-won, triumph is achieved only through endurance, and loss and happiness go hand in hand; a story of a world not unlike our own.

This honors thesis production features honors actor Katie Van Winkle '07 as well as Josh Cohen '09, Jason Horwitz '07, Felicia Leicht '04, Jeff Merkle '07, and Marshall Morales '08. Set design by Yeon Bae '09. Lighting design by Simon Harding '99. Costume design by Robin Day '10. Sound design by Erek Dyskant '09. Stage managed by Brady Gonsalves and assistant stage managed by Marissa Roque. Free and open to the public without reservations. A reception with the cast and company will follow each performance. For more information, please call (610) 957-6164 or email

Eleanor Holdridge has directed numerous productions both Off Broadway and regionally. Her Off-Broadway productions include CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN at the Clurman Theatre, THE IMAGINARY INVALID, and MARY STUART at the Pearl Theatre Company. Among her regional productions are HAMLET, THE PROMISE, AS YOU LIKE IT, LETTICE and LOVAGE, THE TEMPEST, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MADAME DE TREYMES for Shakespeare & Company; THE CRUCIBLE for Perseverance Theatre; NOISES OFF and ART at Triad Stage, JULIUS CAESAR for Milwaukee Shakespeare; THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis; HENRY V for Shakespeare on the Sound; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE TEMPEST for the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival; BETRAYAL for the Portland Stage Company; THE LION IN WINTER at Northern Stage; and THE CENCI, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, and Christopher Marlowe's DIDO and AENEAS for the Red Heel Theatre Company. Eleanor has acted as Artistic Director for the Red Heel Theatre Company and Yale Cabaret, and has been a Resident Assistant Director at the Shakespeare Theatre and a Resident Director at New Dramatists. She has directed and taught students at the Yale School of Drama, NYU's graduate program, the Juilliard School, and the Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama and is a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop.

Location: Frear Ensemble Theatre
Dates: April 5, 2007 - April 7, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 7pm
Friday, April 6, 7pm
Saturday, April 7, 7pm