The Winter's Tale

 The Winter’s Tale 
Directed by Robert Falls
May 4 – June 9, 2019

Jealousy can drive you wild.

Following his celebrated productions of King Lear and Measure for Measure, Robert Falls reimagines one of Shakespeare's most wildly theatrical tales. A paranoid king accuses his queen of infidelity setting off a calamitous series of events spanning 16 years. But what begins as tragedy unexpectedly evolves into romantic comedy filled with song and dance, magic and metamorphosis and an appearance from Shakespeare’s most iconic furry beast. “No modern American director is better than Robert Falls at making a play's iconic moments pop with fresh irreverence” (Chicago Tribune).

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The Winter's Tale

  • Robert Falls, Director
    Robert Falls, Director

    ROBERT FALLS (Director/Goodman Theatre Artistic Director) Most recently, Mr. Falls directed the world premiere of Rogelio Martinez’s Blind Date and adapted and directed a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People in the Albert Theatre. He will remount his Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Dallas Opera this spring, and this summer, he will direct the return engagement of Jim McGrath’s Pamplona in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre. In the 2015/2016 Season, Mr. Falls directed the Chicago premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, andpartnered with Goodman Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley to direct their world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 (Jeff Award for Best Adaptation). Recent productions also include The Iceman Cometh for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale for the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, Measure for Measure and the world and off-Broadway premieres of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian. Among his other credits are The Seagull, King Lear, Desire Under the Elms, John Logan’s Red, Jon Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio and Conor McPherson’s Shining City; the world premieres of Richard Nelson’s Frank’s Home, Arthur Miller’s Finishing the Picture, Eric Bogosian’s Griller, Steve Tesich’s The Speed of Darkness and On the Open Road, John Logan’s Riverview: A Melodrama with Music and Rebecca Gilman’s A True History of the Johnstown Flood, Blue Surge and Dollhouse; the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s House and Garden; and the Broadway premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. Mr. Falls’ honors for directing include, among others, a Tony Award (Death of a Salesman), a Drama Desk Award (Long Day’s Journey into Night), an Obie Award (subUrbia), a Helen Hayes Award (KKing Lear) and multiple Jeff Awards (including a 2012 Jeff Award for The Iceman Cometh). For “outstanding contributions to theater,” Mr. Falls has been recognized with such prestigious honors as the Savva Morozov Diamond Award (Moscow Art Theatre), the O’Neill Medallion (Eugene O’Neill Society), the Distinguished Service to the Arts Award (Lawyers for the Creative Arts), the Illinois Arts Council Governor’s Award and induction into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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    Measure for Measure Production 1

    Alejandra Escalante (Isabella) in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Robert Falls.

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    Measure for Measure Rehearsal

    Director Robert Falls in rehearsal for Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

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