You only have three performances left (tonight, Saturday and Sunday) to catch Intrepid Theatre Co.’s “unplugged” production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. It’s unplugged, says director (and star) Sean Yael-Cox, because the play is staged on a sparse set and without elaborate costume changes. In addition, a busy cast of seven portrays more than 20 characters. Although ragged in places, such as in the lengthy comic sequence that opens Act 2, Intrepid’s ‘Tale has much to admire, including Yael-Cox’s versatility and stamina as both King Leontes and the comic thief Autolycus, a luminous Jo Anne Glover as wronged Queen Hermione, and outstanding double duty from Jacque Wilke as the formidable Paulina and a feisty shepherd.
David L. Coddon is a Southern California theater critic.