Theater Offers COVID Inspired ‘Winter’s Tale’

Winters Tale InterruptedThe Westmont Theater Arts Department, in collaboration with the newly created film studies program, presents a virtual premiere of “A Winter’s Tale (Interrupted)” on Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. The play, which does contain mature content, is free to stream at

Equal parts theater performance, documentary, video log and art film, the production explores what it means to be an artist and a human in the winter of 2020 in America.

“Imagine Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’ is disrupted by a global pandemic, a nationwide justice movement and a shelter-in-place order for the cast and crew,” says director Mitchell Thomas, Westmont professor of theater arts. Sean Pratt serves as the film director.