"Estranged parents and children, jealous lovers, noble rustics, strange potions, a lass in male disguise, taboo love, a monarch with an anger-management problem — they all figure in this overstuffed yet often wistful and witty romance, spun from an ancient Celtic fable.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Helsinger
Shakespeare's epic fairy tale is a sweeping story of love, laughter, betrayal and redemption. Evil queens, forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, magic potions and poison fill the stage in this storybook adventure. After brave Princess Imogen is falsely accused of adultery and escapes her father's court, she sets forth on a treacherous and miraculous journey to reclaim her place in society and reunite with her true love.
Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Cymbeline contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theatergoers may want to call the Box Office for more information.
Audiences are saying...
"There's something thrilling, too, in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's lush production of 'Cymbeline,' a fairy tale for adults. It's in the way that director Jim Helsinger lets the audience members embrace their inner children. This is glorious grown-up fairy tale, and Helsinger finds just the right tone for his cast..." - Matt Palm, ORLANDO SENTINEL [full review]
"...delightful new production...refreshingly unstuffy...Cymbeline makes a strong argument for mentally refiling Shakespeare from 'just good for you' to 'just good fun.'" - Seth Kubersky, ORLANDO WEEKLY [full review]
"A beautiful production of one of the more obscure Shakespeare plays that didn't pander or condescend to the audience. Great combat and music/singing alongside the high production values I've come to expect. This would rank amongst my favorite OST Shakespeare productions."
"It must be noted that CYMBELINE is a complex story and easily can become muddy and unclear in performance. This production however, made it clear, followable and most of all enjoyable!"
Special Ticket Offer
Purchase a regular priced ticket to Cymbeline, and receive $10 off a Regular priced ticket to Romeo and Juliet. To reserve your seats, call the Box Office at 407-447-1700.
Opening Night Events
Pre-Show Chat Join us in the Patron's Room on Friday, February 10 from 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. for a fun and informational Pre-Show Chat with the director, Jim Helsinger and members of our Education Team. We've got a few surprises up our sleeve, so you won't want to miss this event!
Opening Night Party
Celebrate with the cast, crew, designers, and staff at the Cymbeline Opening Night Party. The party starts after the show (approx. 10:30 p.m.) and you're invited! Expect delicious complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by Edible Orlando and some of Orlando's finest local eateries. We'll also have happy hour specials ($2 beer, $3 wine) at our cash bar. No RSVP necessary.