All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare poster

The hind, that would be mated by the lion,
Must die for love.
(Helena, Act I scene 1)

October 2, 8, 9, 10, at 7:30 p.m. 
October 3, 4, 11 at 2 p.m.

Helena loves Bertram; Bertram just wants to be one of the guys. But Helena, a low-born woman who achieves greatness by the sheer strength of her will and intellect, has other ideas. Set against the rising counterculture of the 1960s, All’s Well That Ends Well tells a bittersweet romantic tale of love and lust and the mysteries of the human heart.

Join us for this production. Additionally, Thursday October 8th is “Come in Costume” night. Those who come to the production dressed in ‘60s attire will get a half off coupon for any future production, and there will be a costume contest for prizes at intermission.

Brian Webb Russell as Richard III

The Mainstage festival production features visiting professional guest artists and Grand Valley students. Actor’s Equity Union actor Brian Webb Russell is a familiar friend to the festival. Appearing this year as Parolles, Russell has appeared previously as Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2008 and as both Antipholus twins in Comedy of Errors in 2000. Most recently he performed as the tyrant Richard III in the 2012 production of Richard III. Also joining the production are guest professional stage manager Ricky Moreno.



Recommended for ages 8 and up. No children under school age admitted. 

 Additional All's Well That Ends Well Festival Events

Pre-show Discussion

Features  Production Dramaturg and Grand Valley English Professor Dr. Jo Miller 

October 2 and 10....................................... 6:45 p.m.
Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Opening Night Reception

There will be a free, public reception following the opening night performance of All's Well That Ends Well in the Pere Marquette room of Kirkof Center. The reception will include a cash bar and is free and open to the public with presentation of ticket from the opening night performance.

Secondary School Matinees

October 5, 6, and 8.................................................. 10 a.m.
Student matinee performances are for area secondary schools who preregister to attend the performances. For registration information or questions, 
visit our Schools page.

October 8th is “Come in Costume” night!! Anyone attending the production in '60s costume will receive a 1/2 off coupon for any future play performance. Additionally, there will be a costume contest at intermission with prizes for the best costumes. 


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