The Winter's Tale


“If This Be Magic…”

A tribute to the magic of story-telling, Shakespeare’s late, great romance is an exhilarating journey that brings us to Sicilia and Bohemia and returns us safely home once more. Convinced of his queen’s unfaithfulness, King Leontes of Sicilia imprisons her, exiles his newborn daughter, and schemes to have his closest friend, King Polixenes murdered. With the passage of time comes realization, revelation, and redemption—as well as the growing romance between the children of both kings. Incorporating a variety of inspired theatrical techniques, this production of The Winter’s Tale presents a rich and emotional story of human folly, hope, and resurrection filled with unexpected surprises.

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $79

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available to students, seniors, educators, military, and groups; $30 rush tickets available 1-hour prior to each performance (subject to availability)

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/13/2018 - 04/22/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/13/2018 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 03/16/2018 - 7:00pm College Night
  • 03/28/2018 - 6:30pm Pre-Show Talk
  • 04/05/2018 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk with Cast
  • 04/06/2018 - 6:30pm Brews & Banter

Dark Days

  • 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 03/20/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 03/27/2018 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 04/15/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Katie deBuys Hermione
Grace Gonglewski Paulina
Kimberly Gilbert Autolycus
Aldo Billingslea Polixenes
Eric Hissom Storyteller, Camillo
Richard R. Henry Old Shepherd
Daven Ralston Perdita
Michael Tisdale Leontes
Josh Thomas Young Shepherd, Musician
Liz Filios Musician
Emily K Lynn Musician
Drew Drake Florizell
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Aaron Posner
Costume Designer
Kelsey Hunt
Set Designer
Luciana Stecconi
Sound Designer
Patrick Calhoun
Musical Director
Liz Filios
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Liz Filios
Julia Singer, Production Stage Manager


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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