All's Well That Ends Well to be Performed at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross theatre department will present William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well April 15-17 and 22-24, at 8 p.m., in the Fenwick Theatre in O'Kane Hall at Holy Cross.

The play is directed by Edward Isser, associate professor in the Holy Cross theatre department and award-winning director of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure performed at Holy Cross in November 1996.  The choreographer for the production is Daniel McCusker, who teaches dance in the theatre department at Holy Cross.

All's Well That Ends Well is a bittersweet fairy tale in which Helena, a young woman of modest status, is in love with a nobleman named Bertram.  Helena risks her life, sacrifices her pride, and undergoes a series of trials in pursuit of his affection.  In the end, as the title suggests, the relationship works out, but on Helena's terms as she grows from a naive young girl into a mature, self-assured woman.  Bertram, as well as the audience, learns that class differences and outward appearances can often hide the true beauty and worth of individuals.

Tickets for members of the Holy Cross community are $7 and $10 for general admission.