The contemporary staging by director Tal Aviezer and the original music composed and performed by Lauren Anker helped make the old material fresh and accessible. The cast was superb: Keri Seymour, Sean M. Grady, Lawrence J. Reina, Ed Friedman, Brian Leider, Lisa Spielman, David Ryan, Kevin Thompson, Caitlin Zvoleff, Dylan O'Brien, and Tal Aviezer.
The press release describes the production this way: "Shakespeare’s last comedy, while frequently hilarious, also carries with it the desperate lingering and bittersweet atmosphere of a grand celebration winding down. It is a fitting farewell to the holiday season, as a cast of unforgettable characters indulge in a final big blowout before examining themselves in the cool gray light of day."
The show already performed at St. Paul's Church Historic Site at Mt. Vernon and Larchmont Temple at Larchmont, New York. There will be one more performance next Friday, January 21, 2011, at Rochambeau School in White Plains. Catch it if you can. For more details, visit http://www.redmonkeytheater.org