May 1, 2019 – June 8, 2019
How do you pass the years it can take a jealous heart to cool? Spinning a world out of the 16-year gap at the heart of Shakespeare’s infamously bewildering The Winter’s Tale, this play traces the exiled queen Her and her attendant Pauly as they navigate life in the wilds of a modern Bohemia. Meanwhile, the king laments his action and seeks an outlet in songwriting. Their abandoned child, P., takes up with some bohemian artists and rebels against the patriarchy…while also falling in love with one of its better-looking representatives. Full of flings, jealousy, and privilege gone awry, 16 Winters explores what can be salvaged from the wreckage of betrayal.