Art for Progress presents a new take on Shakespeare's romance, set in a world floating between the blurred morality and frenetic energy of a Vegas-like kingdom and the stark, colorful beauty of the American Southwest. More…
'Cymbeline' features a company of performers with eclectic backgrounds, including musicians, stand-up comedians, classically trained Shakespearean actors, and improvisers. The goal of the production is to create a great live theater experience while raising awareness and funds for arts education. All profits from the show go to Art for Progress’ programs for children and young adults–helping to empower NYC’s young artists.
See it if You like Shakespeare with a twist. You want to see an interesting take on a great play. You want to see some great acting.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare in any form. You don't want to see a great performance. You don't want to laugh.
See it if You love Shakespeare as I do even a low-budget, modern-dress performance of the Bard is enjoyable.
Don't see it if You can't forgive setting the play in Las Vegas and a young acting troupe casting as best they can
See it if You enjoy modern takes on Shakespeare. You want to support a young theatre company. You want to be entertained.
Don't see it if You want to see a classically trained company. You want uniformity in verse technique: some were very good, others struggled.
See it if Art for Progress = worthy cause, some worthy performers, some worthy delivery, little done Shakespeare, make you want to go 2 the theater
Don't see it if expect well unified & delivered classical text, cheesy-ness, or community theater vibe offends you
See it if You want to see everything Shakespeare, or you are interested in seeing some of the promising actors.
Don't see it if You only want to see great Shakespeare - kudos for them taking on Cymbeline, but this didn't really engage me.
See it if You're up for a well intended but uneven and loosely directed Las Vegas update of this lesser-known Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You want a polished production, classically trained actors, or expect that a large cast of actors might be trained to project their voices.
See it if You want to see condensed version of a Shakespeare classic with an attempt at a contemporary setting.
Don't see it if If you severely disappointed when a "modern" setting seems irrelevant to the show. Uneven acting is like fingernails on a blackboard to you
See it if You're into Shakespeare classics no matter how poorly they're interpreted or set into confusing frameworks.
Don't see it if You have no patience for modern day belittling of what is already great. The actors' hard efforts can't help this confusing production.
See it if You're looking for a very last minute off Broadway and maybe feeling charitable. All the processings are donated to a nonforprofit.
Don't see it if You can't handle amateur rendition of Shakespeare.
See it if You might like the idea to see an updated production of Cymbeline even if it has a very amateurish feeling and the acting is uneven at best.
Don't see it if if you like your Shakespeare the old good fashioned way. Cymbeline is not exactly easy to follow and this production doesn't help at all.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare so much that you can overlook terrible acting and very cheap barebones sets
Don't see it if You believe (like me) that high school-caliber plays belong on a high school stage, not on an off-Broadway stage.
See it if You enjoy inovate and entertaining productions of Shakespeare with great actors and loyal to the language.
Don't see it if Classic, period Shakespeare with overly elaborate production design.
See it if you enjoy a fast-paced tale of mystery, deception, and devotion, with more than a hint of flirtation!
Don't see it if you have a strong dislike of Shakespearean verse, as this modernization with true-to-form vocalization may not be your cup of tea.
See it if You love to laugh out loud, romance and action (great fight scene) and applauding until your hands hurt. Original and entertaining.
Don't see it if You are expecting a stuffy and snobbish play.
Also I already told all my friends to see it. You should go see it too.
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