Time and place:
Cymbeline's Court, Britain; near Milford Haven, Wales, Britain; Rome, Italy
CYMBELINE @ the New Theatre. June 7 - July 1
Adapted and Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis
Cymbeline revels in the disparate characters and plot-lines that intersect and collide across ancient Britain, Rome, and a pastoral Wales.
"Love betrayed; threatened invasion; advice from beyond... and yet when all find themselves brought together can we be surprised by the cascade of reconciliation and revelation that ensues."
The weak king, the unprincipled step-mother, the cloddish step son, the loyal servant, the noble but exiled subject, and more, are all highly recognizable characters and yet in Shakespeare's romantic tragicomedy we encounter them in fresh ways. From comedic to gruesome, from supernatural to poignant, we are invited on a perilous journey that culminates in a cascade of reconciliation and revelation.
CYMBELINE, King of Britain Steve Gladstone*
QUEEN, wife to Cymbeline Barbara Sloan*
CLOTEN, son to the Queen by a former husband Frank Rodriguez*
INNOGEN, daughter to Cymbeline by a former queen Annemarie Rajala*
POSTHUMUS LEONATUS, a gentleman, husband to Innogen Frank Rodriguez*
PISANIO, servant to Posthumus Robert Strain
CORNELIUS, a physician Larry Robinson
GENTLEMEN of the Court Ryan Capiro+, Matthew Leddy+, Ricky Waugh+
DOROTHY, a lady attending on Innogen Ashley Fernandez+
PHILARIO, Italian, friend to Posthumus Stephen Neal*
IACHIMO, Italian, friend to Philario Chris Vicchiollo*
A FRENCH GENTLEMAN, friend to Philario Ryan Capiro+
CAIUS LUCIUS, General of the Roman Forces Ricky Waugh+
ROMAN CAPTAIN Ryan Capiro+
ROMAN SENATOR Larry Robinson
BELARIUS, a banished lord, disguised under the name of Morgan -- Stephen Neal*
GUIDERIUS, son to Cymbeline, known as POLYDORE, supposed son to Belarius -- Meshaun Lebrone Arnold
ARVIRAGUS, son to Cymbeline, known as CADWAL, supposed son to Belarius -- David Perez Ribada
A JAILER -- Larry Robinson
FIRST BRITISH CAPTAIN -- Matthew Leddy+
SECOND BRITISH CAPTAIN -- Ryan Capiro+
* member of Actors' Equity Association
+ member of the New Theatre Apprentice Program
Set Designer: Sean McClelland
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Sound Designer: M. Anthony Reimer
Lighting Designer: Patrick Tennent
Fight Choreographer: John Manzelli*
Movement: Ricky J. Martinez*
Voice: Jennifer Smith-De Castroverde
Set Construction: TLC Events Group
Photography: Eileen Suarez* (marketing & publicity), Dr. Norman Gorback (Lobby display)
Stage Manager: Betsy Paull-Rick*
Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Heitzler
* members of Actors' Equity Association
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