Cymbeline plays at The New Victory Theatre
209 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036-7299
Seating chart & directions
Theatre for a New Audience presents Fiasco Theater’s production of CYMBELINE by William Shakespeare Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld at The New Victory Theater 209 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues).
If Romeo and Juliet is a comedy gone wrong, perhaps Cymbeline is a tragedy gone right," say Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, co-directors of Fiasco Theater's delightfully simple staging of the romance Cymbeline. As dizzyingly eventful a drama as Shakespeare ever conceived, Cymbeline tells of a beautiful princess separated from her beloved, the cruel step-mother who tried to foil her, a credulous husband duped by an adversary, an exiled nobleman who kidnaps a king's sons and a Roman invasion of Britain. All that and more is neatly tucked into a lightning-paced, streamlined production in which six versatile actors play 14 roles. A plain white cloth becomes a sail, a bed sheet and a toga. A trunk becomes a ship. And all the while, these magical theatrical transformations playfully deepen the drama's signature themes of error, deception and redemption.
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