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August 16, 2004
Two gentlemen of King Cymbeline's court (Hannah Wolfe, left and Tiffany Clementi, right) set the stage for the story of the orphaned Posthumous and his love with the king's daughter Imgoen.
Imogen (Laura Malone) and Posthumous (John Trigonis) exchange gifts just before he is banished.
Imogen (Laura Malone) implores her father, King Cymbeline (Tim Baird) to reconsider his decision to banish Posthumous.
Pisanio (Chance Parker, left), Posthumous former servant, arrives to attend to her new mistress Imogen, but both are under the watchful eye of the queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown), Imogen's wicked stepmother.
The foolish prince Cloten (Cedric Hill) inquires about the side comments of his smart aleck aide (Tiffany Clementi)
Pisanio (Chance Parker) tries to comfort Imogen (Laura Malone) as the loss of Posthumous sinks in.
While in Rome, Posthumous meets the slimey con man Iachimo (Freeman Borden). In order to get the Posthumous' expensive ring, Iachimo wagers him that he can bed Posthumous' supposedly virtuous wife. Posthumous (John Trigonis) confident in his wife agrees to this easy bet.
The queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown) seductively gathers some poisons from the court physician Corneilius (Cedric Hill) to get rid of Pisanio. The doctor suspicious of the queen's intentions give her sleeping potions instead.
Upon arriving in Britain, Iachimo (Freeman Borden) pathetically tries to seduce Imogen (Laura Malone).
Resorting instead to getting personal information, Iachimo sneaks via a clothes trunk into Imogen's bedroom while she is sleeping and steals a bracelet that Posthumous gave to her.
The ever smooth Cloten attempts to woo Imogen off her feet by serenading her. However, his singing voice leaves Imogen and the courtiers cold.
Cloten (Cedric Hill) attempts to take advantage of the situation, but is rebuked by Imogen (Laura Malone).
A triumphant Iachimo (Freeman Borden) returns to Rome where he displays "proof" of his victory, the stolen bracelet. A shocked Posthumous (John Trigonis) and Philario (L. Robert Johnson) look on in disbelief.
The Roman ambassador Lucius (L. Robert Johnson) arrives at the court of Cymbeline to collect a tribute for his emperor. Cymbeline (Tim Baird), his queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown) and Cloten (Cedric Hill) refuse to do so and causes Rome to declare war on Britain.
A distraught Pisanio (Chance Parker) receives word from Posthumous that Imogen has been unfaithful and for her, his trusty servant, to kill her and avenge his honor.
In wilds of Wales, the king's long lost children Guiderius (TIffany Clementi, center) and Arviragus (Hannah Wolfe) are raised by the man who kidnapped them but who has since become their surrogate father, the wrongfully banished lord, Belarius (Clark Williams).
Taking her into the forest of Milford Haven, Pisanio (Chance Parker) reveals to Imogen (Laura Malone) the contents of Posthumous letter and after some convincing tells her that she must flee the court and travel to Rome to speak with Posthumous.
Hearing of Imogen's disappearance, the queen (Tammy Dalton-Brown) relishes that she has met with some foul play and is closer to putting her son Cloten on the throne.
Cloten intercepts Pisanio who tells him that Imogen has run away to Milford Haven. Cloten follows but meets his end at the hands of Guiderius. After beating back the invading Roman army, the victorious Cymbeline is reunited with his family, everyone is reconciled and the play ends happily.
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