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All's Well That Ends Well

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Theatre/Sewanee will present William Shakespeare’s comedy, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Wednesday thru Saturday, February 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee, March 1 at 2 p.m. Admission is free but reservations are suggested by

“There's place and means for every man alive” says Parolles in his moment of greatest loss.  He means “every” person, not just those we want to have around.  But, what about those who lie, steal, cheat, harass, harm, or rape?  How do we find a place for those who hurt us the most? 

In William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, his most modern woman, Helena, takes on the ultimate challenge and defies all cultural norms to answer this question.  Like everyone in this world, she has faults, but unlike most, she has unwavering love and baffling forgiveness.  Helena travels through darkness and undergoes extreme suffering to try and save the man of her desires.  Through this journey, she unlocks the key for social change, healing, and growth. 

It is not a clever trick or a perfect law but a deep, courageous step that great leaders of social change (Jesus, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Daisy Bates, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela) have found to be true.  Come see All’s Well that Ends Well, a brilliantly poignant comedy, where those with the least save the world of those with the most.   

All’s Well That Ends Well is directed by senior theatre major Chase Brantley, with scenery by senior major Mary Morrison, costumes by senior major Josie Guevara-Torres, and lighting by sophomore Chynna Bradford.

They are joined by a large cast of students and faculty.  Theatre faculty David Landon and Marcia Mary Cook as well as School of Theology faculty member Christopher Bryan take leading roles.

Student actors include Megan Quick, Tia Strickland, Sarah High, Emily Riedlinger, Anna Burklin, Madison Jones, Charlotte LaNasa, Will Johannsson, Walter Chiarella, Robert Walker, William Burton-Edwards, Ben McKenzie, George O”Neill, and David Provost.