Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Coming Attraction: 'Cymbeline the Puppet King's' last weekend

This weekend marks the final performances of The Actors' Gang's free, family-friendly production of "Cymbeline the Puppet King," based on Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline."

The troupe's fourth annual Summer in the Park production is created specifically for kids and transforms the Elizabethan drama into something a little more fun, musical and merry for the pint-sized set. How Angela Berliner (who adapted the play) and director Will Pelligrini have done that is a mystery to me, but I'm assuming thwarted love, poison and attempted murder aren't part of the playbill.

But then again, who knows? (You can read the L.A. Weekly review here.)

Performances will take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 29 and 30) at 11 a.m. outdoors in Culver City's Media Park (next to the Gang's HQ). The play is under 1 hour. Admission is free, with no reservations required.

The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-GANG (4264)

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