LOCAL THEATER COMPANY MAKES SHAKESPEARE GAY AGAIN
Theatre Prometheus re-imagines Shakespeare’s Cymbeline as a lesbian love storb
Coming off of their “must-see” Capital Fringe production of Naomi Iizuka’s Good Kids, Theatre Prometheus’ latest venture is sharply relevant. By regendering the play’s male lead Posthumus as a woman, the production reimagines the words of a centuries-old script, revealing Shakespeare’s world to be surprisingly similar to our own. Part romance, part thriller, and part farce, [gay] Cymbeline is a fast-paced and dynamic staging of one of Shakespeare least-performed works.
Founded in 2013, Theatre Prometheus is a not-for-profit company dedicated to exploring and promoting diverse, woman-focused narratives. In their unflinching one-woman take on Joan of Arc, their recent all-woman production of Macbeth, their critically-acclaimed production of Good Kids, and now their queered vision for [gay] Cymbeline, Theatre Prometheus tells the stories that too often go untold.
Theatre Prometheus’ [gay] Cymbeline, directed by Tracey Erbacher, will run from January 12-29 at the Anacostia Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/theatre-