Shakespeare at Sunset Presents Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Walt Jones

Turnabout is fair play, especially in a Shakespeare comedy. So what if the original cast of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare,  rich tapestry of illusion, was male.  In a play that hinges on disguise, androgyny seems to fit like a costume.  Set on the night of Epiphany, which Elizabethan England celebrated as a mid-winter romp where rules were broken, loves confessed and wrongs repaid, the comedy encourages such artful transformations. Thus, our version, with LIVE music, feature an all-female cast, in late Victorian times, at the British Music Hall.

The fascinating sexual ambiguity plays out in a love triangle between Orsino, Olivia, and Viola (dressed as a youth), while Olivia’s clever jester Feste accompanies the action at a baby grand piano, giving bleary, cynical, Vegas-style comedic performance. Whiskery, bursting-at-the-seams Sir Toby, and an Ichabod buffoonery of men’s “types.”

Click to read the Twelfth Night Program.

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  • Colorado State University Theatre presents "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, a Shakespeare at Sunset production, directed by Walt Jones.

Schedule

Nightly at 7:00 pm
August 24
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm
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Friday, August 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm
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Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Cost: $8 for adults, FREE for under age 8

Organizer: Jennifer Clary Jacobs
Phone: (970) 491-3603


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