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Local Shakespeare troupe to present gender-bending summer season

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Each production will be at the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center, in downtown Muskegon, for one night only.  “Cymbeline” will play Wednesday, July 13; and “Henry IV: Part 1” will be performed Saturday, Aug. 27. The curtain time for both performances is 7:30 p.m.

“Cymbeline” is a dark fairy tale. Its plot revolves around Imogen, a princess who marries against her father’s wishes, and disguises herself as a boy to follow her husband when he goes into banishment. Over the course of the play, Imogen crosses paths with her wicked stepmother, unwanted suitors and long-lost princes. 

The play’s cast features actors Daniel Christ-mann, Ben-jamin Cole, Ross Currie, Michael Empson, Bill Iddings, Cordello Jordan, Scott Lange, Andrew McClelland, Owen McIntee, Joel L. Schindlbeck and Joseph Valente.

The production will be directed by Bob Jones, who travels from Virginia to work on this production. Jones has previously worked at the American Shakespeare Center, Richmond Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare at Winedale.

Tickets to the Beardsley performances are $12 for adults, and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets for these productions can be purchased online at www.frauenthal.org by phone at 1-800-585-3737. 

For information about Pigeon Creek’s other summer venues and dates, visit the company’s website at www.pcshakespeare.com.

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