Free Shakespeare in the Park “Cymbeline” in Redwood City (Aug 12-27)
Shakespeare in the Park 2023
Saturdays & Sundays, August 12-27, 2023
Location: Red Morton Park, Valota Road side, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City- map
Free Shakespeare in the Park is celebrating 41 years of free, in-person outdoor theater performances in Redwood City, this year featuring Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s epic romantic adventure. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival brings its production for 3 weekends, from August 12 through August 27, and offers 6:00pm shows on both Saturdays and Sundays. Our relaxing outdoor setting provides an opportunity to see high quality, professional theater, free of charge. Treat yourself to some Shakespeare this season, for a moment that is sure to bring you a touch of The Bard!
Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s epic romantic adventure, will be set in an alternate-universe fantasy realm and features a dazzling mix of comedy, tragedy, and fairy tale. King Cymbeline of Britain has banished Posthumus who has secretly married his daughter, Princess Imogen. A series of unimaginable misadventures ensue that test the strength of their commitment to each other and conclude with inventive scenes of revelation and joyous reconciliation.
Director Maryssa Wanlass says, “I wanted to lean in to this broad fairy tale quality that is present in Cymbeline, and present it in a format that resonates for me: the 80’s fantasy film. I grew up on Labyrinth and Legend and Fraggle Rock, and think those aesthetics can support a big wild story like Cymbeline. We won’t be setting it in the 1980’s, but that will be the aesthetic inspiration – shiny fabrics, big hair, fantasy, and synthesizers. Early Britain meets ancient Rome meets David Bowie.” More commentary at https://www.youtube.com/watch and info at
The show is suitable for all ages and runs 90 minutes without an intermission.
More info at http://www.redwoodcity.org/shakespeare
Along with Shakespeare in the Park, other exciting FREE events in Redwood City include: Music in the Park on Wednesdays; Movies on the Square on Thursdays; Music on the Square on Fridays; Pub in the Park on Saturdays; Kids Rock! Concert Series on Sundays, plus special outdoor exhibits featuring ART on the Square. More info at http://www.RedwoodCityEvents.com