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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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. 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.