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Imogen and Posthumus in Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Photo credit: Tom McGrath, Chicago Tribune

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Robert Kauzlauric

Season 29

Jan 13, 2017–Feb 25, 2017

Shakespeare. You’ve heard of him. This play has all the vicious quips, bloody blades, cross-dressed ladies, and compromised bedchambers you’ve come to expect from the man. But then things get nuts. It’s a no-holds-barred epic, a dark fairy tale set off by a king’s rash verdict and a princess who won’t stand for her man’s wrongful banishment. The acclaimed director of Lifeline Theatre’s Hunger and Irish Theatre of Chicago’s The White Road, recently seen onstage in our production of The Arsonists, makes his Strawdog directing debut.


★★★
“… finds a sure footing through the derivative thickets to deliver a mostly charming and sometimes quite-affecting evening. Toss in a couple of brilliantly comic turns and some stellar fight scenes (the latter created by Matt Hawkins), and it makes the case … to head to Howard Street to check it out.”—Chicago Tribune

RECOMMENDED “… Strawdog Theatre Company’s production, directed by Robert Kauzlaric, manages to make good sport out of unspectacular material, with a talented cast that relishes the silliness of the play as if it were the Bard’s most luscious verse … The ensemble work is strong … Strawdog makes much of the space in The Factory Theater, where crates and fabric equally become opulent palace and wilderness.”—New City

RECOMMENDED “… Strawdog Theatre’s adaptation, directed by Robert Kauzlaric, sorts through the play’s dense web of cunning betrayals and mistaken identities with admirable precision. It’s also inexplicably funny.”—Chicago Reader

Cast

Terry Bell.

Terry Bell

as Arviragus

Dan Cobbler

Dan Cobbler

as Guiderius

Andres Enriquez

Andres Enriquez

as Lord

Sarah Goeden.

Sarah Goeden*

as Queen

Sam Hubbard.

Sam Hubbard*

as Posthumus

Martel Manning

as Belarius

Jose Nateras

Jose Nateras

as Iachimo

Jillian Patterson

Jillian Patterson

as Helen

Daniella Pereira.

Daniella Pereira*

as Imogen

Michaela Petro.

Michaela Petro*

as Pisanio

Michael Reyes.

Michael Reyes*

as Cornelius/Philario

Shane Rhoades

Shane Rhoades

as Lord

Brandon Saunders

Brandon Saunders

as Cymbeline

Dwight Sora

Dwight Sora

as Caius Lucius

Gage Wallace.

Gage Wallace*

as Cloten

Creative Team

William Shakespeare
Author

Robert Kauzlaric
Director

Spencer Diedrick
Assistant Director

Alan Donahue
Set Design

Jordan Kardasz
Light Design

Brittany Dee Bodley
Costume Design

Alan Donahue
Props Design

Andrew Hansen
Sound Design

Matt Hawkins
Fight Choreographer

Becca Levy*
Stage Manager

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member