The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit presents Shakespeare's late romance about the scourge of jealousy and the power of forgiveness.
Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances.
As part of the Public Theater's Mobile unit, this production tours to community centers, prisons, and homeless shelters throughout New York’s boroughs, before ending its run at the Public.