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 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 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 like a modern version of a little shown Shakespeare play. There is a large cast and fun in a Las Vegas setting.
Don't see it if You like your classic plays to be in original form.
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 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 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 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'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 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 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 like Shakespeare and can appreciate a two hour (half length) version of Cymbeline that hits all of the highlights in a cohesive story.
Don't see it if you only like big productions.
See it if I would recommend this show for anyone who likes Shakespeare. The show was very entertaining. The acting was excellent. Funny, clever.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan if Shakespeare.
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 want to see a group tackle a show that is typically super challenging and confusing, AND actually do it well. They even set it in Vegas
Don't see it if you expect them to follow the text 100%. Whole play would be 5 hours if they didn't cut ton, so thank them! A cool 2hrs here
See it if You love Shakespeare, but appreciate brevity. Director, Alexis Confer, did an amazing job trimming the script, leaving in all the essentials
Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist.
See it if Want to see accessible Shakespeare and not a Midsummers Night Dream once again
Don't see it if Looking for something other than chill, off Broadway show
See it if You enjoy creative productions, new approaches and a cast that seems to be enjoying themselves as much as the audience.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional take on Shakespeare's works.