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Photo Flash: Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Raul Esparza & More Prep to Take on Shakespeare in the Park's CYMBELINE

The Public Theater will soon stage CYMBELINE as the second show of The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan and featuring Hamish Linklater as Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Lily Rabe as Imogen, CYMBELINE begins performances on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, August 23, with an official press opening on Monday, August 10. Check out a first look inside rehearsal below!

In addition to Linklater and Rabe, complete casting for CYMBELINE features Teagle F. Bougere (Caius Lucius, Cornelius); Kate Burton (Queen, Belarius); Raúl Esparza (Iachimo); David Furr (Guidarius, First Lord); Jacob Ming-Trent (Aviragus, First Gentleman); Patrick Page (Cymbeline); and Steven Skybell (Pisanio, Gaoler, Frenchman).

A Shakespearean fairytale, CYMBELINE is the story of Princess Imogen's fidelity that is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

CYMBELINE features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, original music by Tom Kitt, and choreography by Mimi Lieber.

Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.

Photos by Tammy Shell

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