The six-actor ensemble, Fiasco Theatre, presents Shakespeare's late-career romance, which will run through Jan. 30 in midtown Manhattan.
Steinfeld and Noah Brody co-direct and appear in Cymbeline, which also features Young, Jessie Austrian, Paul L. Coffey and Andy Grotelueschen. The production incorporates original compositions, as well as madrigal, folk and bluegrass pieces, which are performed live.
Here is a look at cast and guests on opening night:
Cymbeline, Featuring Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young, Opens at The New Victory
"Cymbeline," according to Fiasco Theatre, "tells of a beautiful princess separated from her beloved, the cruel step-mother who tries to foil her, a credulous husband duped by an adversary, an exiled nobleman who kidnaps a king's sons and a Roman invasion of Britain. All that and more is neatly tucked into a lightning-paced, streamlined production in which six versatile actors play 14 roles. A plain white cloth becomes a sail, a bed sheet and a toga. A trunk becomes a ship. And all the while, these magical theatrical transformations playfully deepen the drama's signature themes of error, deception and redemption."
Cymbeline marks the Off-Broadway debut of Fiasco Theatre, which was founded by Austrian, Brody and Steinfeld. All members are graduates of the Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA Acting Program.
For tickets, visit TFANA. The New Victory Theater is located at 209 W. 42nd Street.