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Cymbeline: The Live Anime

Cymbeline brings Shakespeare's wildest and most whimsical plots to the stage. Warriors, Gods, battles, a plucky heroine, an evil queen, haunting songs, and larger than life characters all clash in an epic adventure. The sheer size and strangeness of the play have led critics to dismiss it, and few Shakespeare festivals dare to produce it. But in Summer Shakespeare, we meet the challenges of Cymbeline head on, like Pokemon trainers leaping into battle! Students help cut the script, choose their characters, have a part in design, and take ownership of their production. With its fantastical plots and grandiose characters, Cymbeline has much in common with the art and drama of Japanese animation, and this summer, we present Shakespeare's buried treasure in the style of a crazy, colorful anime.

"A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain something without sacrificing something else in return. But once you have recovered it and made it your own... You will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart." Full Metal Alchemist

"Fear no more the heat O' the sun" Cymbeline

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Performances
Friday, June 23, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 3:00pm

Ticket Price: All tickets $10 (including $1 facility fee; additional fees apply if purchasing online). Sales at the door will be CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
To purchase tickets: 713-524-6706

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