Brown Box Theatre Returns With New Outdoor Production

Brown Box Theatre Returns With New Outdoor Production
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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.

Performance Schedule

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.