Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline: An Update of the Bard's Romance
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An absurdist tragicomedy originally published in 1960, The Caretaker was Nobel Prize-winning writer Harold Pinter's first major success. Frequently likened to Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker revolves around the mentally challenged Aston, the fast-talking tramp he invites to stay with him, and Mick (Aston's younger brother, housemate and caretaker). The Caretaker stands as a prime example of Pinter's masterful ability to mix darkness, humor and humanity. For this Imago Theatre production, Jerry Mouawad directs Allen Nause in the lead role. Learn More
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Innovative adaptation and staging. The Ellyn Bye Studio is an intimate space and for this piece seating is on both sides of the performance area. The traditional elements of most of Shakespeare's work: masked identity, stolen princes, a queen who is a stepmother, vying for power, proof of love, etc. Would recommend to all.
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- "[<em>Cymbeline</em>] is now being lovingly revisited by Portland Center Stage in a form that is both accessible and entertaining." --<em>The Oregonian </em>
Based on legends about early Celtic kings, Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical creations — familiar Shakespearean themes of jealousy and innocence wronged are joined by a piano-playing wit who becomes our guide through an ancient landscape. A lovely princess, an evil queen, a misguided king and a thoroughly rotten clown populate this fairy tale-like story of life, and love, renewed.
One of Shakespeare’s charming romances, this production of Cymbeline marks two firsts—our first production of the Bard in the Ellyn Bye Studio, and the first production of this fresh adaptation by Artistic Director Chris Coleman.