Events at Reed

August 31–September 2

Shakespeare in the Parks: The Tale of Cymbeline

Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Princess Imogen’s stepmother wants to kill her. Her father, King Cymbeline, is no help. Meanwhile, Imogen’s banished love, Posthumus, thinks she’s cheating on him. What’s a wronged royal to do? Swap the skirts for pants and run away disguised as a boy into the magical wilds of Shakespeare’s ancient Britain, that’s what. In true fairy-tale style, the improbable becomes probable in an epic, adventurous romance filled with kind strangers, dastardly villains, ghosts, gods, and lost princes. The high road to happily-ever-after awaits.