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February 26, 2017

PHOTO ESSAY: Lovers, Love-potions and Love-letters in Commedia's "My Winter Valentine"

The witch Pasquella, played by Christina Aruffo, addresses the audience.

The witch Pasquella, played by Christina Aruffo, addresses the audience.

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Pantalone, played by Larry Eames, talks with his friends Dottore, played by Weronike Skworon and Tartaglia, played by Daniel Ruttenberg, about his plan to win over La Signora, a rich widow.

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Pasquella gives La Ruffiana, played by Abigail Chang, a love potion and a bottle of home-brewed alcohol, which are mixed up to disastrous result.

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Dottore talks about his plan to win La Signora's love with his servant Arlecchino, played by Leonardo Guihoto.

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Brothers Ottavia, played by Percy Smart and Lelio, played by Tempest Wisdom, argue about who will win Ortensia's love.

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La Ruffiana, played by Abi Hunter, gives Scaramouche, played by David Tomblin, a love potion instead of wine by accident.

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Pasquella realizes that Scaramouche, who previously had his heart removed, now has his heart back because he accidentally drank the love potion and has fallen in love with La Ruffiana.

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La Signora and her daughter Ortensia, played by Abigail Chang, discuss La Signora's upcoming dates with her suitors.

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The cast congregates as La Signora prepares to choose whom she will marry.

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