June 13, 2012… The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is adding two new performances of Shakespeare’s romance Cymbeline, to meet demand for this production, which has received overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audiences since it began previews on May 10.
The two additional shows will be held on the following days:
- Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m.
Directed by General Director Antoni Cimolino Cymbeline tells the story of Innogen, the remarkable daughter of King Cymbeline of Britain, who has married against her father’s wishes. Banished by Cymbeline, Innogen’s “poor but worthy” husband, Posthumus, finds refuge in Italy, where the villainous Iachimo tricks him into believing that his new wife has been unfaithful. Flying into a jealous rage, Posthumus orders his servant, Pisanio, to kill Innogen; instead, however, Pisanio helps Innogen undertake a harrowing journey to reunite with her husband and win back his love.
The play features Graham Abbey as Posthumus, Tom McCamus as Iachimo, Cara Ricketts as Innogen and Geraint Wyn Davies as King Cymbeline, with Nigel Bennett as Caius Lucius, Ian Lake as Arviragus, Yanna McIntosh as the Queen, Mike Shara as Cloten, E.B Smith as Guiderius, Brian Tree as Pisanio and John Vickery as Belarius.
Tickets are on sale now. To order contact the Box Office at 1.800.567.1600 or visit www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com.