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Shakespeare Comedy ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Concludes Season of Classics at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre June 12-21


West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre is proud to welcome back the Mercer County-based theater company Shakespeare '70 for “Summer Shakespeare” in June. Now in its 46th year at Kelsey, the popular company presents Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” a comedic favorite thick with love, jealousy, hidden identities, new beginnings -- and a famously ravenous bear!

Dates and show times for this Shakespeare classic are Fridays, June 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on June 12.

King Leontes is not above petty jealousies and has the power to exact punishment on those he believes have wronged him. Along with elements of psychological drama, “The Winter’s Tale” entertains with songs, dances, a disastrous shipwreck, a living statue, romance and lovers torn apart. In short, Shakespeare fans will find everything they could ask for in this five-act comedy that is ultimately a story of forgiveness and redemption.

Directed by Frank Erath and Janet Quartarone, the show's cast includes Andrew Timmes of Lawrenceville as Leontes; Sarah Stryker of Princeton as Hermione; Ray Fallon of Westwood as Polixenes; Curt Foxworth of Hightstown as Camillo; Kyla Marie Mostello Donnelly of  Newtown, Pa., as Paulina; Aaron Wexler of Philadelphia, Pa., as Antigonus; Zakir Zaidi of Princeton as Mamillius; Vianna Fagel of Lawrenceville as Emilia; Ernie Albanesius of Chesterfield as Autolycus; James Bloss of Marlton as Cleomenes; Jack Bathke of Robbinsville as Dion; Tara Mershon of West Amwell as Perdita; John Eldis of Ewing as the Shepherd; Michael Krahel of Hillsborough as the Shepherd's brother; and Steven Munoz of Ewing as Florizel.  Appearing in multiple roles are Justin Mancini of Ewing, Nick James Andrejco of West Windsor, Brittany Rivera of Manchester, and Jaclyn Wasneski of Hightstown.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children.  Free parking is available next to the theater.  Tickets are available online or may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. 

Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a listing of summer events and performances at Kelsey theatre, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office.

For the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

Kelsey Website
Audition Information
Workshops for Children and Teens







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Andrew Timmes as King Leontes
Sarah Stryker as Queen Hermione
Tara Mershon and Steve Munoz as
young lovers Perdita and Florizel.