[Skyler Schrempp (from left) and Kate McDermott]
“We are so excited to be able to offer this video online,” playwright Rice stated in the release. “Cymbeline was one of the most popular summer shows we’ve ever done, and audiences have been asking for the last few years if we’d ever bring it back. Well, this isn’t quite the way we might have expected to do it, but in the current situation, this allows us to help people meet their needs for a bit of Shakespeare-under-the-Stars while staying home.
"We’re encouraging folks to have fun setting up their own picnics, maybe in their living rooms or maybe by taking their laptops out to the backyard, and mounting their own summer Shakespeare festival,” he said.
The cast for "Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music" is led by Kate McDermott as the innocent Imogen, Jeff Award-nominee James Earl Jones II in the dual roles of the cunning Iachimo and the Archangel Gabriel, Jeff Award-nominee Ron Keaton as Morgan, and Matthew Keffer as Posthumus.