Fiasco Theater Company performs "Cymbeline." Gerry Goodstein
Performance Dates

If Romeo and Juliet is a comedy gone wrong, perhaps Cymbeline is a tragedy gone right.

As dizzyingly eventful a drama as Shakespeare ever conceived, Cymbeline tells of a beautiful princess separated from her beloved, the cruel step-mother who tries to foil her, a credulous husband duped by an adversary, an exiled nobleman who kidnaps a king’s sons and a Roman invasion of Britain. All that and more is neatly tucked into a lightning-paced, streamlined production in which six versatile actors play 14 roles. A plain white cloth becomes a sail, a bed sheet and a toga. A trunk becomes a ship. And all the while, these magical theatrical transformations playfully deepen the drama’s signature themes of error, deception and redemption.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Posthumus, Roman Captain
Pisanio, Philario, Caius, Lucius, Guiderius
Cymbeline, Cloten, Cornelius
Iachimo, Arviragus
Queen, Frenchman, Belaria

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Musical Director
Lighting Designer
Jacques Roy, Trunk Designer
Shane Schnetzler, Production Stage Manager