Marty Finklestein, a struggling theater director, has been bequeathed THE PORTRAIT of his 18th Century Jewish ancestor. Over pate and crepes, at a dinner hosted by his wealthy cousin Toddy Renard, antics by the French maid Honore, high notes from Marty’s singer wife Alissa, and pretentions about their early American Jewish roots, a wager is made as to who will buy THE PORTRAIT.
Join us as we take you on a thrilling adventure through the fairy-tale world of ancient Britain (with side-trips to Rome and Wales)! Follow Princess Imogen's romantic, dangerous, and magical journey - as she searches for her banished love and reunites her troubled family along the way. One of Shakespeare's final works, this rarely-performed romance is rich in beautiful language and fascinating characters - a charming, bittersweet tale that is by turns hilarious and deeply moving.
Cymbeline will be performed in "Shakespeare Unplugged" Concert Performance (a JSC signature format). "Shakespeare Unplugged" is a format unique to JSC that features actors on book in a rich environment of clear storytelling, dynamic visual elements, and live music. Come, hear a play!
Director/Dramaturg: Joanne Zipay
Composer: Neil Alexander
Stage Manager: Katy Lynn Patterson
Movement Consultant: Elizabeth Mozer
Press/Publicity: Ginny Hack, Brady Amoon
Sandra M. Bloom*
Jennifer Sherron Stock*
*Member, Actors Equity Association,
AEA Showcase Production
With an original keyboard score performed live each night by Neil Alexander.
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This production is made possible by the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Mr. Charles E. Bockwith, and JSC’s many generous individual donors.
About the Company: Judith Shakespeare Company
Judith Shakespeare Company, founded in 1995, is committed to bringing Shakespeare's language to life with clarity and vitality, while expanding the presence of women in classical theatre.
ROSE COLORED GLASS features Anita Keal, who was last seen in NYC as BESSIE in "From Door To Door" at the Westside Theatre. Her luminous career ranges from Broadway (M Butterfly) to regional theatre (George St, Syracuse, Center Stage, etc) to film (latest in Enchanted) and television. Emily Zacharias has appeared on Broadway numerous times, most recently in Jekyll & Hyde, and has worked with Hal Prince, Joe Mantello, Mike Nichols. She is a founding member of the Workshop Theater Company. Newcomer Brianne Moncrief, a graduate of Fordham University, also joins the cast.
LAUNDRY AND BOURBON & LONE STAR paint a hilarious portrait of the goings-on in the dusty one-horse town of Maynard, Texas. In LAUNDRY AND BOURBON, Elizabeth and Hattie sit on the porch folding laundry, sipping drinks and gossiping. They're soon joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, who can't resist blurting out a bombshell: Elizabeth's husband, Roy, has been seen around town with another woman.
In LONE STAR we meet Roy, who's back from Vietnam and anxious to begin his life again. As he drunkenly recounts his military exploits, his younger brother Ray confesses a shocking secret that makes Roy question his entire life.
In the satirical "THIS IS A PLAY," three actors are performing in a dreadfully written stage drama.But rather than the dialogue from the play, we hear the actors' innermost thoughts about such subjects as the lame script they've been given, their less-than-adaquate fellow thespians and the general horrors of a life in the theatre.