Cymbeline Begins Performances at Shakespeare & Company
Tina Packer directs.
Directed by Tina Packer, Cymbeline is the story of the King of Britain and his three children, a daughter, Imogen, and two sons, Guiderius and Aviragus. The queen is Cymbeline's second wife, who wants Imogen to be killed so that she can get her hands on her inheritance for her son, Cloten. He is a cloddish, nasty young man, who wants to marry Imogen so that he can inherit the throne. However Imogen has other plans. She falls in love with Posthumus Leonatus, a noble young man, and marries him in secret. Their love is tested, betrayed and finally redeemed.
Featured in the cast is Jason Asprey (Cloten), Thomas Brazzle (Posthumous), Jonathan Epstein (Cymbeline), Nigel Gore (Belarius, Caius Lucius), Deacon Griffin-Pressley (Pisanio), Tamara Hickey (Imogen), Ella Loudon (Aviragus), Josh Aaron McCabe (Iachimo), and Bella Merlin (Queen).
Performances continue through August 6.