The Hudson Shakespeare Company for a performance of All’s Well that Ends Well on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 PM. The performance will take place in the Donald B. Palmer Museum and is free and open to all members of the general public.
Known for his willingness to take risks by presenting Shakespeare’s plays in nontraditional settings and costume, Hudson Shakespeare director John Ciccarelli has chosen to set this particular play in the Regency era setting more commonly associated with the novels of Jane Austen. According to Ciccarelli, “the show presents many opportunities for comedy and is rather witty with its exchanges.” Noelle Fair, the actress who performs the role of Helena, further elaborates that this one sided romance has “an easy plot to follow, the characters are funny, witty, and clever, and I think it has characters with whom the audience can sympathize. I also like that at the end of the play, all ‘seems well’ and yet there’s this uncertainty hanging in the air. I like plays like that where you leave having conversations and debates about it, and I think this is one of those plays. It’s a problem play, so you’re left with –well, a problem!”
The Hudson Shakespeare Company was founded in 1992 and performs extensively in the tristate area. More information can be found at www.hudsonshakespeare.com.