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TOPIC: Cymbeline in NYC, Oct 9 through Nov 2.

Cymbeline in NYC, Oct 9 through Nov 2. 7 years 11 months ago #2291

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Hi. I'd like to invite all New-York based Shakespeareans (and Shakespeareans visiting NYC) to my production of "Cymbeline," which is running until November 2 at 78th Street Theatre Lab.

It's been a blast to rehearse and our test audiences have loved it. Below, I've pasted info from our press release. If you come, stop by and say hi after the show.

See you there!

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"Folding Chair Classical Theatre's latest 'bare bones' production ... [is a] superbly directed and acted performance. If you want to see a cast that will wow you with their investment in the material instead of wowing you with a big budget, you can't go wrong with this one. ...From start to finish, Folding Chair Classical Theatre's take on the story never ceases to grip, entertain, and delight." -- NY Theatre Corps praise for Folding Chair's 2008 production of "Our Country's Good."

Folding Chair Classical Theatre presents: CYMBELINE by William Shakespeare

TICKETS: $18

RESERVATIONS: SmartTix (212) 868-4444 or

http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=CYM

CYMBELINE runs October 9 – November 2 at the 78th Street Theatre Lab and features Lisa Blankenship, Gowan Campbell, Ian Gould*, Paul Edward Hope*, Karen Ogle*, and Josh Thelin*. These six actors play over 20 roles in this innovative production, directed by Marcus Geduld.

CYMBELINE is an epic tale with everything: comedy, tragedy, a princess, long-lost brothers, thwarted lovers, valiant warriors, noble servants, an evil queen, a girl disguised as a boy, a scheming Italian, a snooty Frenchman, a sleeping potion, a severed head, divine intervention, an attack by the Roman Army, and a king just trying to make sense of it all. It is a rollicking, wild adventure with a cast of thousands. Or, to be precise, a cast of six. That's right, a crack team of five Folding Chair vets (and one newbie) will take on the entire play, switching roles at lightning speed and bringing the play to life using only their wits, their skills, their long experience with Shakespeare, and maybe the occasional funny hat. Join us for all the humor, heartbreak and crazy plot twists of CYMBELINE.

Five of the six actors appeared last March in Folding Chair's critically acclaimed revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, also directed by Mr. Geduld. Back Stage called the production a "bracing revival… the entire cast delivers with passion and intelligence" and the New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS's Theater Talk, called it "superbly directed and acted… a cast that will wow you".

Two of the six appeared in June in Folding Chair's equally acclaimed, sold-out revival of Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS, with Mr. Geduld again at the helm. Nytheatre.com raved "A wonderful production… I certainly will be going to see more of Folding Chair's shows".

Now in its eighth year, Folding Chair Classical Theatre produces plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Aeschylus & other writers from past eras. They also produce modern adaptations of classic stories, plays based on historical events, and modern plays on their way to becoming classics. Folding Chair Classical Theatre Company is dedicated to performing classic drama with an emphasis on storytelling.

For further information about Folding Chair and its programs:
http://www.foldingchairtheatre.org

Ticket Information

DATES: October 9 – November 2, 2008

TIMES: Thurs – Sat @ 8:00 pm & Sun Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 @ 2pm

THEATRE: 78th Street Theatre Lab

236 West 78th Street

*Member, AEA An Equity-Approved Showcase
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Cymbeline in NYC, Oct 9 through Nov 2. 7 years 11 months ago #2302

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We got a great review from Theatre Talk!

"Folding Chair's ambitious production of 'Cymbeline' is a nearly perfect show..."

http://newtheatercorps.blogspot.com/2008/10/cymbeline.html

But we're playing to almost empty houses. I guess that's what happens when you produce one of the more obscure plays during an economic crisis. If you're in NYC, we'd love to see you there!

Photos from the show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumblebee/sets/72157607221297336/
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