Shakespeare's Fairy Tale, Cymbeline, Opens Friday at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Runs at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center from February 10 - March 18, 2012
By: Melissa Mason
Anne Hering (The Queen) - Photo by Tony Firriolo
Anne Hering (The Queen) - Photo by Tony Firriolo
Feb. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- EVENT:
Cymbeline | Written By William Shakespeare | Directed by Jim Helsinger

Known as Shakespeare’s fairy tale, there’s a princess to rival any Disney heroine and an evil stepmother who out-stepmothers both Cinderella’s and Snow White’s stepmothers, combined! Cymbeline features one of Shakespeare's most resourceful female characters, Imogen, who in defiance of her father, King Cymbeline, secretly marries the poor, but worthy, Posthumous. When Cymbeline discovers her marriage and banishes her husband, Imogen sets off into the Welsh countryside in search of him. The adventuresome journey to the couple's reunion is populated with colorful characters, a wicked stepmother, sword fights, and sleeping potions.

Cymbeline: Wynn Harmon*
Philario / Belarius / Jupiter: Johnny Lee Davenport*
Imogen: Carey Urban*
Pisanio: Michael Raver*
Posthumous: David Hardie*
Cloten: Brandon Roberts
Doctor Cornelius: Megan Pickrell
Queen: Anne Hering*
Guiderius: Michael Shenefelt
Iachimo: Geoffrey Kent*
Caius Lucius: Sam Little
Arviragus: Bradford B. Frost
Helen: Amanda Leakey
Ensemble: Ryan Czerwonko
Stella Heath*
Kraig Kelsey
Rudy Roushdi

Director: Jim Helsinger
Fight Director: Geoffrey Kent
Scenic Designer: Bob Phillips
Lighting Designer: Bert Scott
Costume Designer: Denise Warner
Sound Designer: Matthew Given
Stage Manager: Stacy Renee Norwood*

* = Member of Actors' Equity Association   

Opening Night pre-show chats provide audiences with the opportunity to further connect with the work on Orlando Shakes’ stages. Join Cymbeline director, Jim Helsinger and members of the creative and education teams in the Patron’s Room on Friday, February 10 from 7:15 - 7:45pm for an informal discussion about the play.

After the show, audience members are invited to celebrate with the cast, crew, designers and Orlando Shakes staff at the Opening Night Party. The party begins after the show and everyone is invited. Edible Orlando will provide delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The night will also feature happy hour specials at our cash bar. No RSVP necessary.

The Classic Repertory Series is made possible by A. Brian Phillips P.A., Akerman Senterfitt, BB&T, Florida Hospital, Geller Ragans, OUC, Wells Fargo, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs. Special Thanks to Bryce West and Daniel and Lyn Berelsman.

February 8 – March 18, 2012

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in the Margeson Theater
Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm - all seats $20, $28, $34
Friday and Saturday at 8pm – all seats $26, $32, $38
Sunday at 2pm – all seats $20, $28, $34

Group Sales: 10% off groups of 10-19 / 20% off groups of 20+, ext. 265
Student Rush: $10 - 30 minutes prior to show w/ valid student ID
Military/Student Price: $10 off single ticket prices

Previews: February 8 and 9 at 7pm - $16
Opening: February 10 at 8pm - $26, $32, $38
Senior Matinees: February 22 and March 7 at 2pm – all seats $15
$20 Under 30: February 24 at 8pm – $20 for those 29 and under
Post-Show Chat Back: March 1 at 7pm – all seats $20, $28, $34
Caption Display: March 18 at 2pm 2pm – all seats $20, $28, $34

Single tickets and Season Flex Passes are available by calling (407) 447-1700 or online at and in person at the Box Office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park.

Please visit for recent press releases, more information about the cast, and upcoming special events. Please contact Melissa Mason, Director of Marketing at 407-447-1700 ext. 215 or for further details or to arrange for individual interviews.

Production photos are online at

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Now celebrating its 23rd season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed Equity theaters producing bold professional theater in Central Florida. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director Shannon Lacek, Orlando Shakespeare Theater continues to achieve the highest standards, while preserving its artistic and cultural legacy. Through PlayFest! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new plays. Orlando Shakes also provides innovative educational experiences through its youth education programming, serving over 25,000 young people, families, and schools annually..
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