Shakespeare in the Park's Cymbeline Begins Performances Tonight

News   Shakespeare in the Park's Cymbeline Begins Performances Tonight
This summer's Shakespeare in the Park continues with the staging of Cymbeline, starring Patrick Page, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe and multi-Tony nominee Raúl Esparza. Previews begin July 23 ahead of an official opening Aug. 10. 

The cast of Cymbeline also features Teagle F. Bougere as Caius Lucius, Cornelius; Kate Burton as Queen, Belarius; David Furr as Guidarius, First Lord; Jacob Ming-Trent as Aviragus, First Gentleman; and Steven Skybell as Pisanio, Gaoler, Frenchman. Linklater and Rabe both return following last year's Shakespeare in the Park staging of Much Ado About Nothing. 

The production is helmed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Merchant of Venice, Proof, Rabbit Hole), who also returns to the Delacorte following last summer's production of King Lear. The show is set to play through Aug. 23.

Cymbeline is a Shakespearean fairy tale featuring cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights. Princess Imogen's fidelity is put to the test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate.

Scenic design is by Riccardo Hernandez with costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, original music by Tom Kitt and choreography by Mimi Lieber.

The Public continues its 53-year tradition of offering free theatre in Central Park. Tickets are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the day of the show. The Public Theater again offers free tickets through a Virtual Ticketing lottery on the day of the show at

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st St. and Central Park West or at 79th St. and Fifth Ave.

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