Classics on the Rocks is thrilled to welcome Bridget Randolph to the cast of The Winter's Tale! Bridget has joined us for a number of workshops, and was a moving, tragic Helena in Act One of A Midsummer Night's Dream during this year's Shakes Con's 5 Ways Shakespeare.
When she's not doing Shakespeare, Bridget is improvising, studying storytelling, and working on developing her first solo show.
Get Bridget's take on The Winter's Tale and NYC living below!
What's your favorite thing about your hometown?
Driving over the Shenandoah River at sunset on my way into town.
What does your ideal Saturday look like?
Early morning coffee in the park, meeting friends for brunch, seeing a show in the evening.
What's your favorite role you've played, Shakespeare or otherwise?
Catherine Winslow, in The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan.
What excites you about The Winter's Tale?
It's such a joyful play, despite all the darkness that shows up at the beginning. I love it and I'm so excited to bring it to life with such a talented group of people!
Featuring a mad king, an exit pursued by a bear, and three of Shakespeare's strongest female characters, The Winter's Tale is a lesser-known, lesser-told story that gives us both tragedy and comedy, love and loss, winter and spring.
The Winter's Tale performs July 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and July 29 at 5pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.
About Classics on the Rocks:
Shakespeare doesn't have to be complicated and it's our mission at Classics on the Rocks to make classical theatre accessible, exciting, palatable, and fun for everyone - whether you're brand new to Shakespeare or have read the canon cover to cover.
At Classics on the Rocks, we believe that just as whiskey doesn't need anything more than rocks to tame it's bite. Shakespeare doesn't need fancy concepts, modernizations, frilly costumes, or big sets to make it relatable. All you need are talented actors who trust the text and tell the story. It's classics served simply on the rocks.