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Shakespeare in the Park (Cymbeline)

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Date & Time

July 7th, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater

2040 84th Avenue SE | Mercer Island, WA 98040

Description

The Seattle Shakespeare Company presents Cymbeline, a modern, queer-forward view of Shakespeare’s folktale of forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and reconciliation.

Event description from Seattle Shakespeare:

Intrigue. Deception. Compassion. Follow Imogen on a magical journey filled with unbelievable characters. With their lover banished and family torn apart, Imogen sets out on an adventure to reclaim their love and reconcile the family. Forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and a magic potion— Shakespeare combines multiple styles in this endlessly inventive fairy tale.

Twisted Tales. Cymbeline is not your average Shakespeare comedy as the story quickly twists to the dark side. A wicked stepmother, a spoiled prince, and a wayward villain match wits and wile with clever Imogen, but even the best of folks hit low points. What happens after “happily-ever-after” can look a whole lot different than what you dreamed.

Love Quest. Director Makaela Milburn and artist Meme García have crafted a modern, queer-forward folktale of scrappy resolve, identity exploration, and big-hearted forgiveness. A wondrous small company of players bring this story to life with music and a joyful pastiche of styles to illuminate this rarely performed romance.

Wooden O performs at the amphitheater a short distance from the north parking lot. The Luther Burbank Amphitheater is a popular location for weddings, stage productions, and special events. A large tiered lawn seating area faces the “stage” which has a three-piece wooden backdrop. The Amphitheater is located near a paved path from the north parking lot.

Tickets are free!

Wooden O – Mercer Island Summer Schedule
Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre

July 7th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

July 8th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

July 10th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 14th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 15th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

July 16th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

July 17th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 21st, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

July 22nd, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 23rd, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 24th, 2 – 4 pm – Cymbeline

July 24th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 28th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 29th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 30th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

August 4th, 7 – 9 pm – Cymbeline

August 5th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 6th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 7th, 7 – 9 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wooden O Schedule →

Feature image: Wooden O’s 2018 King Lear performance | Image courtesy Seattle Shakespeare Company

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