Helena can heal an ailing king, outwit any man, travel across countries, and defy death itself. But she can’t make Bertram love her. In this rarely-produced late play of William Shakespeare, the comedy seems bittersweet, and the laughter melancholic. In love, and in life, there are no truly happy endings. Dan Hodge directs a cast featuring Damon Bonetti as Parolles, the foolish rogue, in a new production of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL for Philadelphia Artists’ Collective. Read the Phindie review here. [Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street] November 30-December 17, 2016; philartistscollective.org.
Featuring Monroe Barrick, Damon Bonetti, Akeem Davis, Joel Guerrero, Donovan Lockett, John Lopes, Brian McCann, Laural Merlington, Kirsten Quinn, and Melanie Stefan-Watts.
Melanie Stefan-Watts leads a stellar cast as Helena
John Lopes as wheelchair-bound King of France and Akeem Davis at Bertram.
Brian McCann delivers an acrobatic clowning performance as Lavatch the Clown.
Kristen Quinn as the Widow Capilet. Laural Merlington as the Countess.
The simple set at the Broad Street Ministry.
Damon Bonetti as Parolles.
[Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street] November 30-December 17, 2016; philartistscollective.org.