“Twelfth Night” Oct 2 – Oct 4, 2003

twelfth_night_bgTwelfth Night, certainly one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, is swept up by of one of his favorite themes: mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with Olivia, and sends his messenger Cesario to tell her of his affections. When Cesario performs his task too well, Olivia falls for Cesario instead. But Cesario is actually Viola, a young woman dressed as a man, who is madly in love with the Duke. To make matters worse, Viola’s twin brother Sebastian arrives on the scene and is instantly mistaken for Cesario. Adding to the maelstrom is the mischievous fool Feste, who gulls Malvolio, a servant and suitor of Olivia, into hilarious public exhibition to woo her. Add some comic chaos from Olivia’s drunken uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and his coterie of drinking buddies, and you have the makings of one rollicking good time!