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About Cymbeline - Off Broadway

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CYMBELINE By William Shakespeare is directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld. Featuring Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Ben Steinfeld, and Emily Young.

Fiasco Theater is an exciting company of actors whose fresh performing style and flair for Shakespeare have won national attention.

"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 tries 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.

Length: 2 hrs 30 mins
Intermission: Yes


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