BERLIN — Brown Box Theatre Project is thrilled to produce Cymbeline as their sixth annual outdoor Shakespeare production this September.
A theatrical feast, William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline delicately blends tragedy, comedy and romance into an enchanting and unforgettable fairy tale. When Imogen’s father banishes her soulmate, the princess must embark on a quest to prove her fidelity, escape her stepmother’s dastardly plot, and reclaim her love.
Cymbeline is brimming with forbidden romance, mistaken identities, jealousy, vile trickery, poison, disguises, and epic swordfights. After touring Massachusetts, Cymbeline now returns to the Eastern Shore and will be performed from Sept. 2-18.
“Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare’s rarely produced works, is an alluring amalgamation of romance, ferocity, intrigue, and fancy, all encompassed in one ‘hidden gem’ of a play,” said Director Kyler Taustin. “Its focus on patriotism, loyalty, trust, and honor is incredibly timely in our current social and political climate, and I am eager to use this play to explore the ways in which pride and ego can blind even the most noble individuals and result in ruinous consequences within families, countries, and even oneself.”
All performances of Cymbeline are free and open to all audiences. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Outdoor seating should be brought. No reservations required.
Funding for this event is provided in part by Maryland State Arts Council, Worcester County Arts Council, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Talbot County Arts Council, MidShore Community Foundation, Somerset County Arts Council, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, Maryland Heritage Area Authority and Delaware Division of the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
Brown Box Theatre Project’s mission is to bring highquality theatre to communities that otherwise lack access to the performing arts. The constant goal in all their programming is to bring down barriers that separate potential audiences from live theatre and to introduce the performing arts to the widest audience possible.
Friday, Sept. 2: Sturgis Park in Snow Hill
Saturday, Sept. 3: Robert Reed Park in Chincoteague, Va.
Sunday, Sept. 4: Town of Berlin at corner of Main and Pitts streets
Tuesday, Sept. 6: White Horse Park in Ocean Pines
Wednesday, Sept. 7: Cypress Park in Pocomoke City
Thursday, Sept. 8: Tower Road at Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Friday, Sept. 9: Northside Park in Ocean City
Saturday, Sept. 10: Muskrat Park in St. Michaels
Sunday, Sept. 11: Sunset Park in Ocean City
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne
Friday, Sept. 16: Pell Gardens in Chesapeake City
Saturday, Sept. 17: Lewis Public Library in Lewes, Del.
Sunday, Sept. 18: Pemberton Hall in Salisbury.