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Logotype artwork for Free Shakspeare in the Park's 'Cymbeline'


Saturday, September 16, 2023 4:00 PM - Sunday, September 24, 2023 4:00 PM (PDT)


Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s epic romantic adventure, features a dazzling mix of comedy, tragedy, and fairy tale that concludes with inventive scenes of revelation and joyous reconciliation. In this tale King Cymbeline of Britain has banished Posthumus who has secretly married his daughter, Princess Imogen. A series of unimaginable misadventures ensue that test the strength of their commitment to each other. Director Maryssa Wanlass is interested in the fairytale quality of this story, and wants to lean in to the archetypal characters and set the play in an alternate universe fantasy realm. Casting will reflect the many communities for which SF Shakes performs, and the main love story between Imogen and Posthumus will be told with a queer lens. Expect big performances, music, delicious villains and ultimately a family-friendly coming-of-age story.

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This production has achieved a TBA Highlight! 

The Going Green Achievement. This production has a reduced environmental impact to help save our beautiful planet! 

What are TBA Highlights? We're honoring incredible productions across the Bay that are driving the future of theatre forward. The Highlights program uplifts specific shows that have met the important benchmarks required to earn one (or more) of our four achievements: Homegrown Achievement, Going Green Achievement, Reflection Achievement, and Open Doors Achievement. This achievement signals to you that this show is a noteworthy part of our community. When you see one of these badges you can expect to see theatre produced, rehearsed, and performed according to these values. 



The Bruns Amphitheatre
100 California Shakespeare War
Orinda, CA 94563 United States

McLaren Park's Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, off of John F. Shelley Dr. between Cambridge St. and Mansell St. The amphitheater itself is set back in the woods and not visible from the street; look for signs denoting the amphitheater parking lot.

Saturday, September 16, 2023 4:00 PM - Sunday, September 24, 2023 4:00 PM (PDT)
Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm
East Bay
TBA Highlight: Going Green
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