BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" for its 27th annual Shakespeare in the Park production on June 23, 24, 25, and 26 at 6 p.m. on the Rotary Stage in Brattleboro's Living Memorial Park. Admission is $6. Reservations are not necessary.
"All's Well that Ends Well" is the unconventionally beautiful, complicated, and comically backward fairy-tale of Helena de Narbon. A brilliant, beautiful, and passionate daughter of a renowned physicia, Helena suffers the curse of loving above her social station. Count Bertram of Roussillon, a young French nobleman and the object of Helena's affection, would rather abscond to foreign battlefields for a soldierly life than bore himself with marriage. With the help of her abundant wit and a little magic, Helena pursues her reluctant groom into Italy, where she hatches a plan to win his respect and affection.
Though All's Well has presented challenges to critics and audiences alike since it was penned around 1605, it has garnered recent acclaim in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, including a 2004 presentation directed by Gregory Doran and starring Judi Dench.
VTC's production is directed by Cameron Cobane with help from Jesse Cross-Nickerson and Bill Wieliczka, and stars Gaia Miranda Posner as Helena. Kate Maisner is the Stage Manager, and Mike Jerald and Ian Hefele are the producers. Other members of the company are Kerstin Becker, Mike Sola, Slava Tchoul, Jesse Cross-Nickerson, Bill Wieliczka, Alexander Bobella, Sean Auth, Dylan Gallagher, Brittany Goldsmith, Victoria Maillo de Aguilera, Ruben Garza, and Guin Roy.