Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline
Fri, October 12, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Sat, October 13, 2012 - 2:00 PM
Sat, October 13, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Helfaer Theatre, Marquette University
Legend has it the word “fiasco” was first used to describe a theater performance that went horribly (and hilariously) wrong. While Fiasco Theater hopes to avoid on-stage disasters, they believe that only when artists are brave enough to risk a fiasco can they create the possibility of something great.
Nothing in Shakespeare flirts as relentlessly with fiasco as Cymbeline. It’s epic, spanning continents, armies, star-crossed lovers, missing siblings and the usual mix of sex, love, death, war, revenge, and I’m pissed at my parents. It calls for large casts, big sets and way too many costumes. Which is exactly why Fiasco Theater performs their Cymbeline with only a cast of six, a sheet, and a trunk. Can't call yourself Fiasco without being brave enough to risk one. The New York Times’ Ben Brantley agrees, calling this production “the clearest and most truly enchanting I’ve ever seen.”
Learn more about Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline at fiascotheater.com/.
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