Backstage Theatre: Cymbeline

By William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Candace Vance

About the Play

Cymbeline is King of Britain. He marries an unpleasant woman with an arrogant son named Cloten. Cymbeline arranges the marriage of his beautiful daughter, Imogen, to Cloten, but she defies him and marries the poor but worthy Postumus. Cymbeline banishes Postumus. Before he goes, each gives the other a gift. Several plot lines follow, involving disguises, mistaken identity, deceit, treachery, and poison. The villain Iachimo bets a large sum of money against Postumus’ ring that he can seduce Imogen. In a traditional comic ending, Iachimo confesses, the characters reveal themselves, all misunderstandings are resolved, and the lovers are reunited.

About the Production

May 25-28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
May 29, 2019 matinee only at 1:00 pm

McKinley "Backstage" Theatre

Director / Adaptor
Candace Vance