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Shakespeare on the Common Returns This Summer with Cymbeline

By Jennifer Suryadjaja | July 15, 2019 | Culture

Drama and intrigue are in store for you... under the stars. Theater lovers can enjoy Cymbeline, one of the Bard’s final works, when Shakespeare on the Common returns for its 24th season of outdoor performances in the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common.


According to seasoned guest director Fred Sullivan Jr., it’s the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s first time adapting the classic tragedy. The story, filled with “fabulous dense plots of forgiveness and redemption,” follows King Cymbeline (Tony Estrella) as he attempts to thwart his daughter Imogen’s (Nora Eschenheimer) romance with the humble Posthumus (Daniel Duque-Estrada) in order to coax her to be with the pompous Cloten (Kelby Akin). “Perhaps what is most exciting is sharing a great play that very few people know with thousands in a gorgeous historical location,” says Sullivan. “This one is not to be missed.”

Make sure to reserve the preassigned first-row seats in the Friends Section by donating to the CSC online, and watch the drama unfold. July 17-Aug. 4,