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FREE Public Reading of “All’s Well That Ends Well” by William Shakespeare

Directed by Don Thumim

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Miller Theater

As part of TCL’s ongoing collaboration with Longmont Theatre Company’s Taste of Shakespeare, we are proud to offer this free staged public reading of one of Shakespeare’s comedies, set in the Old West.  The reading is in honor of Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday (April 23, 1564) and the 400th anniversary of his death (April 23, 1616).  “All’s Well That Ends Well” has been part of the English language since before Shakespeare was born, but has survived as the title of his play.  The saying means that a risky endeavor was worth it if it pays off.

Helena is a young woman in love with Bertram, the son of the late owner of the Vermillion Ranch in the Dakota Territory.  When he leaves for Fargo to work for the ailing cattle baron Francis King, Helena vows to get Bertram to marry her by hook or by crook.  Bertram, however, would rather go to war than go home and marry her.  Will Helena succeed in her plan?  How will she do it?  Come to the reading and see!

The reading is appropriate for children, though there are some crude jokes that some audience members might find not to their liking.