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Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Cymbeline wood grain back ground with a black rabbit & yellow ochre beams surrounding it. A turquoise badge with Coming up Next in  yellow writing
Cymbeline presented by ShoreArts

A modern, queer-forward view of Shakespeare’s folktale of forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and reconciliation.

Intrigue. Deception. Compassion. Follow Imogen on a magical journey filled with unbelievable characters. With their lover banished and family torn apart, Imogen sets out on an adventure to reclaim their love and reconcile the family. Forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and a magic potion— Shakespeare combines multiple styles in this endlessly inventive fairy tale.

Twisted Tales. Cymbeline is not your average Shakespeare comedy as the story quickly twists to the dark side. A wicked stepmother, a spoiled prince, and a wayward villain match wits and wile with clever Imogen, but even the best of folks hit low points. What happens after “happily-ever-after” can look a whole lot different than what you dreamed.

Love Quest. Director Makaela Milburn and artist Meme García have crafted a modern, queer-forward folktale of scrappy resolve, identity exploration, and big-hearted forgiveness. A wondrous small company of players brings this story to life with music and a joyful pastiche of styles to illuminate this rarely performed romance.

Seattle Shakespeare Company

Shorelake Arts presents Cymbeline, performed by Seattle Shakespeare Company as part of their Concert in the Park Series.

July 13 | 6.30pm
Richmond Beach Community Park
2201 NW 197th St, Shoreline, WA 98177

What is summer without Shakespeare? Pack up a picnic dinner, a picnic blanket, and/or low-back chairs to enjoy a comedy with a dark side. Bus Route 348 will get you there from the Northgate Light rail station.

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