ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare paints a sly portrait of the human condition in all its motley colors in this funny, wise, and bittersweet comedy. As her reward for curing the King of France of an unsettling affliction, the clever and tenacious Helena receives the hand of Bertram, her heart’s desire. Unfortunately, Bertram’s heart has other desires. In its world of soldiers and clowns, countesses and commoners, All’s Well That Ends Well tricks us into believing that lies are true and that truth is fantasy – a dark fairy-tale filled with laughter, miracles, and re-birth.