THANK YOU FOR VOTING!
You spoke up for your favorite play, sonnet, and speech, and we listened! Now come enjoy Will In The Woods V and discover which ones came out on top!
We started Will In The Woods as a nod to William Shakespeare, the father of modern day English-speaking theater. Yet, we admit, it was done with some trepidation.
For today’s audiences steeped in TV and instant technology, short attention spans are the norm. That’s why we chose a format of scenes, sonnets and speeches. As one audience member gleefully told us, “You took out all the boring parts!”
Our first Shakespeare show was composed of favorites. We thought this would also be a good way to celebrate our fifth anniversary.
Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Iambic Pentameter!
Memory a little fuzzy on the story line? Never quite got around to reading that play? We're here to help!
Below are the briefest plot summaries of several plays from which you'll see scenes during Will V. For some purists, the summaries may seem a bit cheeky or even cheesy, but, think of it this way - distain can actually help you remember!
Theatre is good. Come play with us!™
Stratford Players performances
are made possible
through the generousity of
Doug and Pat Austin
We also thank our wonderful supporters!
First Church of Christ Scientist, Idyllwild
Idyllwild Town Crier
St. Hugh's Episcopal Church
Art Alliance of Idyllwild
From our Artistic Director
I want to thank the good people who attend Stratford plays. Without your support, all our hard work would be for naught. We'd end up telling our stories to empty seats, and where would be the fun in that?
So, thank you. Thank you for coming to play with us. Thank you for your laughter, your occasional tears, your applause. Thank you for all the nice things you say to the cast in the reception line.
We hope you'll come back to see us soon. And bring a guest – we always like making a new friend.
I am grateful as ever to our wonderful patrons, Doug and Pat Austin. Merci beaucoup to our devoted troupe and volunteers.
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