Arts preview: 'The Winter's Tale'

Jim Fischer

Appalachian Shakespeare is a thing, thanks to Actors' Theatre of Columbus, which continues its 35th season with an original adaptation of the Bard's "The Winter's Tale." The play, at times both dark tragedy and silly comedy, finds an apt partner in the folk and bluegrass music of the Appalachian mountains, also known for expressing the joy and hardship of life in the oft-troubled region. The production seizes on the remarkable similarities in dialect and linguistics as well. Micah Logsdon directs a cast that includes Andy Falter as Leontes.

Schiller Park Amphitheatre Stage

8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, July 21-Aug. 7

1069 Jaeger St., German Village

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