Kewaskum Teen Appears in First Stage Young Company's 'The Winter's Tale'

March 7, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Kewaskum resident, Christine Pollnow, is currently performing in First Stage Young Company’s production of THE WINTER’S TALE, playing at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center March 9 through March 11.

In one of the Bard’s most sweeping sagas, violent jealousy turns a king into a tyrant and tears apart families and friendships. Throughout the vastness of time and tempest, two kingdoms will experience regret, redemption, and reunion. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive onstage, in a world filled with magic, wonder, and prophecy.

Christine has been participating in theater since age 8. “There is something truly beautiful about being part of a production. Feeling the story build as you live it there onstage, reaching that conclusion, and, of course, the feeling of standing on that stage until after it’s all finished . . . I don’t know another feeling that can compare,” she said. Christine has been in numerous shows, both at First Stage and in the community. Some of her previous roles include: Celia in AS YOU LIKE IT (First Stage Theater Academy’s Company Class), Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (First Stage Theater Academy’s Company Class), and Cinna in JULIUS CAESAR (First Stage’s Young Company). She can currently be seen as Paulina in THE WINTER’S TALE at through First Stage’s Young Company.

Christine has learned a lot from her involvement in theater. “Theater itself has, among other things, helped me to be more comfortable standing up in front of a room of people . . . most importantly, it has helped me become more confident in who I am,” she said. Christine revealed that her favorite part of the Young Company is the professional environment that it offers. “I don’t know of anywhere else I can receive college-level theater instruction as a high-schooler. I love our directors; they are always pushing us to go a little farther, try a little harder. I am constantly being challenged,” she said. She also enjoys working with her peers, “[They] are wonderful, not just on the stage but as human beings.”

She believes that her acting journey has just begun, “[Theater] is a big dream and a long road that I’ve only barely started on.”

Christine believes that each audience members will learn something different from THE WINTER’S TALE, “The play deals with jealousy, betrayal, love, and forgiveness, among other things. It’s touching, funny, and deeply human. Come watch our performance and see what lessons you come away with!”

First Stage’s Young Company is the Theater Academy’s advanced pre-professional theater training program for high school students.

THE WINTER’S TALE plays March 9 through March 11 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, with tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, visit www.firststage.org/theateracademy.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Menomonee Falls' team effort nets GMC wrestling title 12:17 PM

» Man guilty of sexually assaulting Menomonee Falls teenager forced into relationship with him 12:16 PM

» Germantown hits pause in review of Wisconsin DOT's plans for Appleton Avenue and Lannon Road 12:05 PM

» Things To Do: Feb. 11, 2016 11:42 AM

» Sacrifices made, Germantown wrestlers win NSC title 11:32 AM

» Five Germantown, Menomonee Falls area soccer players sign letters of intent 11:04 AM

» UPDATE: Nine crashes, 25 damaged vehicles reported in Feb. 9 crash on Highway 41 in Menomonee Falls 10:02 AM

» Sports Shorts: Feb. 11, 2016 09:45 AM

» Construction to start on Highway 175 in Washington County 2/8

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/8

» Menomonee Falls wrestling team storms to Greater Metro tourney title 2/6

» Faustel in Germantown welcomes John Pokrandt to controls engineering team 2/5

» Construction to start on Highway 175 in Washington County 2/5

» Menomonee Falls Dance Team to compete in kick, jazz at state competition Feb. 6 2/4

» Menomonee Falls Comprehensive Plan complete, set for possible approval this spring 2/3

» Park planning continues in Menomonee Falls 2/3

» Homestead girls basketball team beats Gerrmantown, tightens NSC 2/2

» School District of Menomonee Falls to continue examining results of one-time Badger exam 2/2

» Ally's Bistro begins construction on expansion; slated to finish in June Updated:  2/2

» Germantown wrestlers win NSC dual-meet title 2/2

» SPORTS SHORTS: Feb. 4 2/1

» Germantown girls basketball team continues to run and win 2/1

» Keefe's shot at the buzzer keeps Germantown boys basketball team ahead in NSC 2/1

» Menomonee Falls board to review plans for improvements to Village Park, new park on southwest side 2/1

» Students host "Red Out" game at Menomonee Falls High School 2/1

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Election center 2016

Election overage from from the MyCommunityNow coverage area covering suburban Milwaukee County and the eastern half of Waukesha County.

Suburban Milwaukee election center 2016

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement