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Cymbeline through Theatre School at North Coast Rep
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY BENJAMIN COLE
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT 6PM
July 26 – August 5, 2018
July 26 – 29 @ 6pm BIRDWING OPEN AIR CLASSROOM | DEL MAR
Park on the road near California Bank & Trust: 2775 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
August 2 – 5 @ 6pm LA COLONIA COMMUNITY CENTER & PARK | SOLANA BEACH
Park on the road near: 715 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
All performances of Cymbeline are FREE and open to the public.
SOLANA BEACH, CA, North Coast Rep's newest Theatre School play, Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare comes to two stages on July 26-29, 2018 and August 2-5,2018.
Imagine Snow White mixed with Romeo and Juliet in Ancient Britain, but with a happy ending! The beautiful princess Imogen loves the peasant Posthumus, but her father, King Cymbeline, is warped by her wicked step-mother. Posthumus is exiled. While abroad, Posthumus bets on the loyalty of his love whom a rival, the creepy lachimo, wishes to test. Imogen remains true, but Iachimo's lies prompt Posthumus to enlist his servant, Pisanio, to coax Imogen to run away with him to the forest and kill her. Imogen is eager to flee Britain and quickly plots her escape disguised as a boy. Abandoning Pisanio after he is unable to kill her in the woods, Imogen finds refuge with other woodsmen who had fled the King's unjustified tyranny. Ultimately, evil is punished and love is restored through the power of forgiveness.
Suggested rating: PG13 – recommended for grades 6th & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
Theatre School Director, Benjamin Cole hopes that through working together, fighting for what is right even if it isn't popular, and forgiving those who were led astray that peace can be realized.
The cast includes: Phillip Korth (Jenison, Michigan), Emma Thompson (San Marcos, California), Oscar Harkins (Surrey, Britain), Gillian Shapiro (San Marcos, California), Sophia Swofford (San Elijo, California), Claire Schechter (San Diego, California), Jackson Kampf (Carmel Valley, California), Eva Reineck (Carlsbad, California), Shea Salel (Solana Beach, California), Chloe Canler (Encinitas, California), Mo Hetzer (Del Mar, California), Caroline Salel (Solana Beach, California), John Blackstone-Gardner (Carmel Valley, California), Rachel Weir (Encinitas, California), Sophia Kahn (Rancho Santa Fe, California), Christian Payne (Carlsbad, California)
Cymbeline runs from June 26 – August 5, 2018 all at 6pm. The June 26 – 29th performances are located at Birdwing Open Air Classroom, 2775 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014 and the August 2 – 5th performances are located at La Colonia Community & Park, 715 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075. ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE.
ABOUT THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT NORTH COAST REP
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep encourages young minds to explore the adventures of live performance so they further understand and appreciate it as an art form. With this foundation, we are dedicated to educating further theatre professionals in the highest standards of the most essential elements of theatre, and inspiring students to become lifelong theatre supporters. Our Theatre School offers a multi-faceted array of cultural and educational programs to students from grades K-12 throughout San Diego County to provide them with the skills and confidence they need to excel in any profession. Our vision is to offer classes, productions, workshops, and training designed to educate students, and enrich their appreciation of diverse cultural and theatrical experiences. We strive to challenge students to go beyond basic training, and take ownership of choices and personal development. We strongly support student's freedom of expression, and inspire exploration of creative release. It is our goal to build student's self-confidence and enhance their public-speaking skills all while having fun and expanding their awareness of the magic of live theatre.
North Coast Repertory Theatre