Creative artists are not strangers to the Stage Door Theater. Over the last three years it was the home of plays, improv, comedians, musicians of numerous genres, lectures, films and so much more. However, this April, the Stage Door Theater will host its first Shakespeare performance.
Grant Turner, director of the La Grande Shakespeare Company will open All’s Well That End’s Well on April 17. Turner is new to La Grande, moving to the area last year. He is the founding artistic director at the Northwest Classical Theatre Company and has directed a variety of Shakespeare plays including Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
All’s Well That Ends Well is a classic Shakespeare comedy which follows orphan Helena as she wins the hand, but not the affection, of the higher born Bertram. Using quick whit and clever tactics Helena hatches an elaborate plan to win Bertram over by meeting his impossible challenge, get his family ring from his finger, and become pregnant with his child, both which Bertram makes clear will be impossible.
The cast includes Rose Peacock as Helena, Cody Wyld Flower as Bertram, Kevin Cahill as LaFeu, Thorman Hulse as the King, and Heidi Laurence as the Countess. Other cast members and members of the company are Michael Cooper, Jessi Descos, Jessica Moran, Wylie Peacock, Chuck Peters, Anne Turner, Grant Turner and Daniel Wagner.
All’s Well That Ends Well will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 17 through May 3rd. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee’s will begin at 2 PM. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling (971)244-3740.