|the King and Queen of Sicilia (Steven Epp|
and Shá Cage, photo by Paul Keller)
|the young lovers (Christopher Jenkins and Stephanie Bertumen)|
with Camillo (William Sturdivant, photo by Paula Keller)
As always, Ten Thousand Things performs in a small square on the floor surrounded by a few rows of chairs with no tricks of lighting and very minimal sets and costumes. But what there is in terms of design is quite charming. Sonja Berlovitz's costumes are deceptively intricate, with details of beautiful fabrics shared across characters, with gowns, jackets, and tunics worn over basic white shirts and khakis. Nick Golfis' set pieces are just a few signs, benches, and stools, but with little touches that convey a sense of place. And of course, no TTT show is complete without the rich soundscape created by resident Music Director Peter Vitale. As a bonus, this show also includes a few little tunes (composed by JD Steele) sung by the ensemble.
Ten Thousand Things continues taking their delightful production of The Winter's Tale to various locations around town for free and paid performances (at Open Book in Minneapolis and North Garden Theater in St. Paul), including a final stop in Red Wing. Click here for details, and make your plans to experience Shakespeare by #TCTheater's best interpreters of Shakespeare.