William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Runs May 24th – June 1st Free Admission!
FREE CYMBELINE PERFORMANCE ADDED
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH!
LOWEST CHANCE OF RAIN ALL WEEK!
After a rainy weekend and a two relocated performances, we have added a performance this Wednesday, for another chance to share this magical play in our beautiful outdoor space!
Current predictions show Wednesday to have lowest chance of rain all week. Please come Wednesday! Watch the forecast and this website for updates!
Fourth Room Theatre’s First FREE SUMMER SHAKESPEARE Production
to be performed at a beautiful outdoor location Near Kinnick Stadium May 24, 25, 26, 29 (dated added), 30, 31 and June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Fourth Room Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s supernatural fairy tale, Cymbeline, at a beautiful outdoor estate (901 Melrose, Iowa City).
CURTAIN IS AT 7:00 PM!
- Fri, May 24 7:00 p.m.
- Sat, May 25 7:00 p.m.
- Sun, May 26 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 29 7:00 p.m. Performance Added! Least chance of rain all week!
- Thu, May 30 7:00 p.m.
- Fri, May 31 7:00 p.m.
- Sat, Jun 1 7:00 p.m.
YEP, IT’S FREE, BUT PLEASE HELP US BY MAKING A RESERVATION!
Tickets are FREE. Seating and the show take place on the grounds of a spacious tree-enclosed property. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics/small coolers to enjoy the experience. To help us handle parking and to keep patrons informed of changes/rain cancellations, please make a reservation by phone at 319-541-0038 or by email at email@example.com stating your name, contact info, intended date, number in your group and number of vehicles in your party.
ABOUT THE SHOW: A SUPERNATURAL FAIRY TALE!
Based on legends about early Celtic kings, Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s most magical and fantastical plays. Familiar Shakespearean themes and nods to prior works fold into an otherworldly fable about a bold and resourceful princess, her secret marriage to a handsome, complicated young man of lesser birth, a wicked queen, a bewitched king, a bratty prince, an Iago-like villain, rugged mountaineers with secret identities, and various enchanting characters, including the god Jupiter, ghosts and apparitions.
Lesser known of the Bard’s works, Cymbeline has enjoyed renewed visibility and praise in lauded productions at Shakespeare companies around the country and overseas. From the clash of swords, staffs and shields to the haunting notes of what is often regarded as some of Shakespeare’s finest poetry, Cymbeline promises to be a lovely evening beneath the sun and stars.
Angie Toomsen directs, with fight direction by K. Michael Moore and assistant direction by Joseph Anderson. The cast includes Ottavia De Luca (Imogen), K. Michael Moore (Posthumus), Mark McKusker (Cymbeline), Avonique Tipsword (Queen), Matthew James (Iachimo), Krista Neumann (Jupiter), Kehry Anson Lane (Guiderius), Rip Russell (Belarius), James Trainor (Arviragus), Josh Sazon (Caius Lucius), Logan Natvig (Cloten), Becca Anne Anderson (Pisanio), Joseph Anderson (Lord), with Roxy Running, Annmarie Steffes, Kelly Garrett, and Jorie Slodki as the supernaturals.
Cymbeline is the first production in Fourth Room Theatre’s FREE SUMMER THEATER initiative and was made possible by the generosity of friends, family and community during a spring campaign. Fourth Room plans to provide complementary educational opportunities and a free event like this one every summer.
BARD IN THE YARD! BRING YOUR PICNICS AND CHAIRS!
Check www.fourthroomtheatre.com for up-to-date information about rain cancellations, parking and directions, tips to have a great time and more.
Performances take place at 901 Melrose, near Kinnick Stadium on May 24, 25, 26 (Fri, Sat, Sun) and May 29, 30, 31 and June 1 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat) at 7:00 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at the latest to park and find assistance with seating. An attendant at the driveway will help direct parking to a designated spot.
Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, extra outerwear if needed, and picnics/small coolers to enjoy and to customize the experience. Water will be available for sale at the box office. This play is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Admittance is FREE, but please make a reservation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 319-541-0038 and stating your preferred date, number in your group and number of vehicles in your party.