Small-Scale Cymbeline, Featuring Broadway's Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young, Begins at NYC's New Victory

News   Small-Scale Cymbeline, Featuring Broadway's Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young, Begins at NYC's New Victory
 
The Theatre for a New Audience production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, featuring Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson cast members Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young, begins performances Jan. 13 at the New Victory Theatre on West 42nd Street.

Ben Steinfeld
Ben Steinfeld

The six-actor ensemble, Fiasco Theatre, presents Shakespeare's late-career romance, which will officially open Jan. 16 and 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.

"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.

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