Charles Pasternak directs Cymbeline for The Porters of Hellsgate
The production ran September 8 - October 14, 2018, in North Hollywood, CA.
Director Charles Pasternak imbued the production with a sense of the comedic without sacrificing structure. By switching gender for some of the cast, it lends the production a bit of the absurd, which works brilliantly. —M. Jarrett Christensen, Tolucan Times
The performances are absolutely spectacular… I particularly appreciated the gender-bent casting. The king is female and the revolting queen a man. Most of the roles were cast as female in fact, which is a lovely twist on what was when first this was performed. —Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHo Arts
[Director] Pasternak injects some anachronistic visual and aural vigor into the show, employing punk music in the background of one scene and an entire sequence done with strobe lights to the tune of The Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up.” —Terry Morgan, Stage Raw
Charles Pasternak's direction does much to help us follow events… all brought to life by a first rate cast! —David MacDowell Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses