Shakespeare At the Lake presents its sixth production this year, All’s Well That Ends Well. The production is a collaboration between Mendocino College and The Lake County Theatre Company and is directed by John Tomlinson. It will be the second virtual production for the group.
For those not familiar with the show, it takes place in rural France and focuses on Helena, a female protagonist, which is rare in Shakespeare’s work. She is a young lady who 6 months prior lost her father, “the most reputable doctor in the land,” to disease. She’s left with the Countess of the region who has a son her age with whom Helena has fallen in love. When we pick up the action of the play, the Count has died leaving the son (Bertram), the Countess, and Helena as her ward. The Countess, having just lost the Count, is also dealing with her son going off to war in Paris.