Our tenth anniversary season is upon us! With these upcoming productions we glance back to our days in the Whidbey Island woods, and look forward with a contribution to the canon of new works in American theatre. Balancing these ideas, we bring to life a story that questions the reality of time itself and finds magic and redemption in between. But first, our year will begin with a return to Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues, by Scott Kaiser and directed by Erin Murray. Shakespeare’s Other Women graced our stage last winter as our first ever indoor production and we’re bringing it back by popular demand.
Coming to the ISF outdoor stage in the summer of 2019 are Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Jackie Apodaca), and The Winter’s Tale (directed by Kyle Haden), as well as a world premiere adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (by Bryan Burch, directed by Lisa Wilson), These three stories investigate themes of redemption, magic, and the driving force of love. Humans have used the supernatural, religion, and magic to answer unanswerable questions for millennia. Today, as much as ever, we still look to the otherworldly and extraordinary for escape, comfort, and answers. Go with us on a journey through hell, to Bohemia, and beyond, into an upside-down dream world of fairies and magic and love. And here, connect with us for an inside look at the themes, characters, design elements, and contemporary connections of our 2019 season.