Shakespeare's Cymbeline at Catholic University's Hartke Theatre
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The last date listed for Cymbeline was Sunday April 17, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bruce Johns
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Enjoyed more than my viewing of the Washington Shakespeare Theatre's production of the same play earlier this year. Imaginative use of the stage, converting it into a black-box theater with ample set pieces. Well staged and acted by a solid company of undergraduate and graduate students.
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This was a high energy, well staged and acted production that we're very glad we attended. We really didn't know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. The theater-in-the-round venue worked perfectly for the battle scenes and frequent...continued
Quotes & Highlights
A pre-show panel discussion with the director, dramaturg, set designer, costume designer and composer begins 45 minutes before the Sunday, April 10 2:00pm show.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by CUA Professor/Head of the MFA Directing Eleanor Holdridge
Evil queens. Licentious villains. Royal princes stolen in their infancy. Unbridled jealousy. Magic potions. Urbane wits and comic halfwits. Mistaken identities, visitations of the gods, magic talismans and even a Deus ex Machina. All come together in an epic tale of courage and resilience as Shakespeare’s most intrepid heroine undergoes a hazardous journey to regain her lost love and find redemption.
Set against the ancient conflict of a declining Imperial Rome and an insurgent British population, myth and history collide in a grand and timely adventure.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Catholic University of America Department of Drama
The Catholic University of America believes that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that is enriched by and enriches the community in which it is located.