Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ
August 5, 2004
Two courtiers (Tiffany Clementi and Hannah Wolfe) in the court of King Cymbeline set the stage with the play's main story. The separation of princess Imogen and her new husband, the poor but noble Posthumous.
The wicked queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown), Imogen's stepmother keeps her close eye on Imogen (Laura Malone) and Posthumous (John Trigonis) before his banishment.
Imogen (Laura Malone) and Posthumous (John Trigonis) share gifts and a quiet moment.
The foolish son of the queen Cloten (Cedric Hill) rails against his aides (Hannah Wolfe and TIffany Clementin) after loosing a duel to Posthumous.
Imogen and Posthumous servant Pisanio (Chance Parker) tries to comfort Imogen after the departure of Posthumous.
Banished to Rome, Posthumous (John Trigonis) arrives at the house of his friend Philario (L. Robert Johnson, seated right) and meets his house guests, the effete Frenchman (Clark Williams) and the slimey con man Iachimo (Freeman Borden).
Iachimo (Freeman Borden) upon seeing Posthumous' expensive ring, wagers him that he can bed his virtuous wife very easily. Posthumous (John Trigonis), confident in his wife accepts this easy and funny bet.
Attempting to get rid of Posthumous' servant, the queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown) procures some poisons from the court doctor and gives them to Pisanio (Chance Parker) as medicinal liquids. Unknown to the queen, the doctor gives her sleeping potions instead, fearing what she may do with real poisons.
Arriving in Britain, Iachimo (Freeman Borden) unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Imogen (Laura Malone) but gains her trust by praising her husband.
Deciding instead to gain some inside information to win the bet, Iachimo sneaks into her bedroom via a trunk.
Cloten unsuccessfully tries to woo Imogen, first by serenading her while she sleeps and then by physical affection. However, she sends him packing.
Iachimo returns to Rome, having "won" his bet and presents Imogen's bracelet to Posthumous as proof. Devestated, Posthumous sends word to Pisanio to kill Imogen. Pisanio decides to tell Imogen and she flees the court to Rome to see Posthumous.
Back in Britain, the Roman ambassador Lucius (L. Robert Johnson) arrives to collect an overdue tribute that King Cymbeline (Tim Baird) had paid to Rome, but now has stopped. With his royal advisors, Cymbeline refuses and Rome declares war on Britain invading later on in the show.
In the forest of Wales, the banished lord Belarius (Clark Williams) has been raising the kings two other children Guiderius (Tiffany Clementi) and Arviragus (Hannah Wolfe) whom he kidnapped to get revenge on the king. The family runs into a disguised Imogen and later Cloten who pursues her, Cloten is killed and the family also help to defeat the invading Roman army. All the relations and events are revealed in the play's final scene.
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