Magic of Cymbeline Conjured at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Dec. 5-31

News   Magic of Cymbeline Conjured at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Dec. 5-31 The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey ends its 44th season on a romantic note — or at least with one of the Bard's romances — Dec. 5, with the first preview of Shakespeare's Cymbeline in Madison, NJ.

Shakespeare's late-career play runs to Dec. 31 on the company's Main Stage, the 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, in Madison, on the campus of Drew University.

Associate artistic director Joe Discher directs a company of 19, including Richard Bourg as Cymbeline, Charlotte Parry as Imogen, Delphi Harrington as the Queen and Derek Wilson as Posthumus, with Michael Stewart Allen, Mark H. Dold as Cloten, Robert Gomes as Iachimo, Patrick Toon, Mark Elliot Wilson and Jared Zeus. Also appearing are Michael Benjamin, Jordan Coughtry, Nathan Kaufman, Sarah Miller, Philip Mutz, Todd Quick, Alexander Sovronsky, Katelin Wilcox and Tyler Woods.

According the company, "The Bard pulls out all the stops for Cymbeline — a far-fetched adventure featuring a wicked queen, star-crossed lovers, long-lost children, riddles, bumbling villains and mistaken identities. This fantastical tale is brimming with improbable events, a cornucopia of colorful characters, sword fights and sleeping potions. Shakespeare's 'fairy tale' is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and is sure to entertain all ages."

The creative team includes set designer Brian Ruggaber, costume designer Maggie Dick, lighting designer Matthew Adelson and fight director Rick Sordelet. Music for the production is composed by Robin Weatherall.

Bonnie J. Monte is the artistic director of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

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The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus.