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Maryhill Museum celebrates Shakespeare

Iachimo (James Engberg) and Imogen (Sarah Jane Fridlich) perform in the Portland Actors Ensemble’s production of “Cymbeline.”

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Iachimo (James Engberg) and Imogen (Sarah Jane Fridlich) perform in the Portland Actors Ensemble’s production of “Cymbeline.”



Maryhill Museum of Art hosts a full day of Shakespeare-inspired fun Saturday, July 20 — from a Family Fun activity to a performance of “Cymbeline,” all free in Maryhill’s gardens.

Family Fun: Chalk it Up to Shakespeare, 1 to 4 p.m.

Children and families are invited to an afternoon of hands-on art exploration during this free, drop-in program. Inspired by favorite scenes and quotes from Shakespeare’s plays, all are invited to grab a bucket of sidewalk chalk and create a drawing. On Family Fun Days youth 18 and under are admitted to the museum free all day with one paid adult admission.

Pre-Performance Talk with Douglas Lay, 2:30 p.m. Join the director of “Cymbeline,” Douglas Lay, for a talk about Shakespeare and why his work is still relevant today. As part of the program, Lay and company actors will engage the audience in mini-acting sequences.

Performance: Cymbeline, 3 p.m. Pull up a blanket or chair and enjoy a free performance of “Cymbeline” by Portland Actors Ensemble — part of the company’s annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks series. Brimming with romance, mystery, intrigue, and comedy, Cymbeline celebrates the enduring nature of love and its triumph over chaos.

Often referred to as the bard’s greatest romantic fairy-tale, it’s the perfect play to introduce Shakespeare to audiences of all ages. A post-performance question-and-answer session with the actors and director will follow.



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