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Bag&Baggage Productions Proudly Presents...

The Island In Winter or, La Isla en Invierno

03/07/19 - 03/24/19 • The Vault Theater & Event Space

a world premiere adaptation based on The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

adapted by Carlos-Zenen Trujillo

Our inaugural Problem Play Project production is a remarkable new vision of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in a bilingual world premiere adaptation! The Bard’s spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy, magic, and redemption, reworked by Hillsboro-native Carlos-Zenen Trujillo, transports the action away from Sicilia and Bohemia to Miami and Havana.

Bringing Latin-American magical realism to play in one of Shakespeare’s most compelling (and magical) tales, The Island In Winter is the first show in a three-year project that asks emerging playwrights of color to re-imagine Shakespeare’s Problem Plays with a diversity and equity lens.

funded through The Problem Play Project

supported by The Meyer Memorial Trust

The Problem Play Project gives fresh, new voices the chance to examine the most compelling questions of our time – our community, our common humanity, and our need to connect with each other in deep and profound ways…

– Scott Palmer, Founding Artistic Director



¡Nuestra producción inaugural de el Problem Play Project es una nueva y notable visión de Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale en una adaptación de estreno mundial bilingüe! La fascinante historia sobre celos, la profecía, la magia y la redención, adaptada por Carlos-Zenen Trujillo, nativo de Hillsboro, transporta la acción originalmente en Sicilia y Bohemia, a Miami y La Habana.

Trayendo el realismo mágico latinoamericano a la escena de uno de los cuentos más fascinantes (y mágicos) de Shakespeare, La Isla en Invierno es la primera obra en un proyecto de tres años que pide a los dramaturgos emergentes de color que vuelvan a imaginar las Problem Plays de Shakespeare con un objetivo de diversidad y equidad.

financiado a través de el Problem Play Project

apoyado por el Meyer Memorial Trust

El Proyecto [The Problem Play Project] brinda a nuevas voces la oportunidad de examinar las preguntas mas cautivadoras de nuestro tiempo – nuestra comunidad, nuestra humanidad común y nuestra necesidad de conectarnos de maneras profundas y sinceras…

– Scott Palmer, fundador y director artístico

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Ticket Cost: Adult - $32 • Senior/Student - $27

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Runs 03/07/19 - 03/24/19

Run Time 120 minutes, including 1 intermission(s)

Recommended for ages 13+

PAY WHAT YOU WILL NIGHT: March 7 (cash preferred)

All shows (except where indicated) are General Admission.

The auditorium opens for seating 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Due to the intimate nature of our space, absolutely NO LATE SEATING will be allowed for any reason. Please ensure you arrive on time for the performance.

Magazine Series Lectures take place in the auditorium on each Friday performance starting at 6:45 PM and last approximately 30 minutes.

Post-show discussions and talk-backs with the cast and crew take place immediately following each Sunday matinee and last approximately 45 minutes.

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Shelley B Shelley

Anthony Green

Ricardo Vasquez

Yesenia Lopez

Noel Alvarez

Peter Schuyler

Kymberli Colbourne

Mandana Khoshnevisan

Arianne Jacques

Brandon Vilanova

Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman



Assistant Director

Costume Designer

Assistant Costume Designer

Technical Director & Scenic Designer

Assistant Scenic Designer

Master Carpenter

Projection Designer

Lighting Designer & Master Electrician

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager & Props Master

Sound Designer

Scott Palmer

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Melissa Heller

Pedro Bautista

Jim Ricks-White

Cindy Angel

John Swiecick

Lawrence Siulagi

Gabe Costales

Ephriam Harnsberger

Jurnee Neeko^

Cassie Greer

‡= Member of the Bag&Baggage Resident Acting Company

†= Bag&Baggage Associate Artist

^= Bag&Baggage Emerging Artist, generously sponsored by Brad & Linda Needham


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Full confession:  As I’ve been tasked with the challenge of blogging about La Isla en Invierno (The Island in Winter for you non-Spanish speaking folks) I have straight up procrastinated.  (That sound you hear is the sound of my middle school and high school teachers sighing in unison.)  Not only…

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