MCCT and the Bloomington Department of Parks and Recreation present William Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well at the Waldron, Hill, & Buskirk (Third Street) Park.
September 9-11 at 7 pm
September 12 at 2 pm
“This is where we take our joy back.” – Eva Kor
In 1564, the plague closed London’s theaters for two years. It seems like a long time, when read in a book.
MCCT’s last mainstage show was A Midsummer Night’s Dream in September of 2019. Two years ago, so soon, and so long ago.
All’s Well That Ends Well is based on a story-in-a-story for Boccachio’s Decameron, where the storytellers were amusing themselves in the country after fleeing the Plague in the city. When we chose this play in August 2019, we had no idea it would be so relevant. The characters strain at their social distance, and this gave us an extra safety at rehearsals. We choreographed moments near each other, down to the breath. The show was cut to an hour in a half, and less than half the rehearsals were in-person.
Our goal is to bring you a pleasant afternoon in the park. We hope you take some delightful memories to inspire you. There is no finer author than Shakespeare, and it gives us great joy to present to you, All’s Well That Ends Well.
Cast and Crew
Countess: Jennifer Whitaker
Bertram: Kenneth Hertling
Lefeu: Zilia C. Balkansky-Selles
Helen: Adeline Jones
Every: Sophia Brenneman
King: Roy Sillings
Lavach: Steve Scott
Widow: Janet Templeton-Heise
Diana: Laura DeBrunner
Director: Steve Heise
Assistant Director: Janet Templeton-Heise
Costume Designer: B. Stryker DeLong
Sound: Bill Goveia
Program Design: Emily Bedwell
Poster Art: Joe Lee
Music Curator: Zilia C. Balkansky Selles