After a year and a half of holding down two part-time jobs in two different states (New York and Minnesota), Mark Junkert and his partner, Cathy Carlson, decided it was time for a change. He saw the opening for Opera Idaho in a trade publication. He liked what he saw, and the Opera Idaho search committee did too. In May, he loaded up a U-Haul in Brooklyn, made a stop in Minneapolis for Carlson and their Minnesota belongings and headed West.
One of Shakespeare's least-known comedies is really no comedy at all. Though All's Well That Ends Well boasts a dying king, adultery, deception and a faked death, it's no tragedy either. Most have settled on the ambiguous genre "dark comedy," but whatever label you might slap on it, the play has lurked in relative obscurity for a handful of worthy reasons.