The South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents
Directed by Linda Khoury
Finlay Park Amphitheatre
930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
May 1-3, 2014: 8:00 PM
May 7-10, 2014: 8:00 PM
Admission free, suggested donation $10.
If you will attend with a large party, please arrive early for the best seating.
Come early (6:00 PM) before the Thursday May 8th performance, and you and your family can also enjoy Shakespeare's Kidz (the SCSC's new school-aged company) take the stage with a re-telling of a classic using humor, some modern language, and sword fighting in Don't Say Macbeth!
For more information, please call 803-787-2273.
The South Carolina Shakespeare Company (SCSC) spring production in the park will be Shakespeare's epic Romance, Cymbeline.
Forbidden love, mistaken identity, banishment, and a magic potion-Shakespeare weaves multiple threads into this endlessly inventive tapestry of ancient Britain. You will also find laughter, betrayal, and of course an evil queen. When the brave princess Imogen is falsely accused of betrayal, she escapes her father's court and sets forth on a treacherous journey to redeem her place and reunite with her true love-but it might take a miracle or two.
Shakespeare companies around the country are redicovering this stirring and poetic tale. The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC produced the play to popular success last season, and now director Linda Khoury has assembled a top-notch cast right here in SC, and local audiences have a rare opportunity to see Cymbeline.
The title character, King Cymbeline, is played by Christopher Cook. He is joined by Katie Mixon as Imogen, Libby Campbell-Turner as the Queen, Wela Mbusi as Iachimo, and Robert Bloom as Posthumous, with Jeff Driggers as Guiderius and G. Scott Wild as Pisanio. The professional cast is supported by costume designer Alexis Doktor, scenic designer Lee Shepherd, and lighting designer Rufus Carson.
So come enjoy the SCSC's rousing performance of this lively plot, presented by some of Columbia's best theatre artists. With its unique variety of the best of the human spirit, don't miss this premiere performance of Cymbeline for Columbia and the Midlands.