"O had I but studied the arts!" -Sir Andrew Aguecheek
The classics are classics because they continue to show us ourselves. Welcome to "Twelfth Night," a 400 year old play about people seeing what they want to see, instead of what is. Shakespeare's most obvious examples are Malvolio's twisted interpretation of the love letter, Orsino's blindness to Olivia's disinterest, Olivia's blindness to Cesario's, Sir Andrew's inability to see Sir Toby's intentions, and everyone's inability to see Viola's disguise. Feste alone shows a suspicion, because he lives by Deception and therefore knows Truth. We all see ourselves in "Twelfth Night." Wise fools, foolish sages, true lovers, false lovers; brave women and cowardly men. All ruled by Fortune, or Chance, or Karma - a whirligig of Time, which, as it turns, eventually brings all things 'round. Sit back and enjoy some of the most beautiful language ever written, in one of the most charming stories ever told.
THE CAST TBD as Viola James Calvert at Orsino Tina Carlisi as Olivia John Lee as Malvolio Paul Perri as Sir Toby Belch Mary Chalon as Maria Barry Gordon as Feste Lance Davis as Olivia TBD as Sebastian John Harnagel as Antonio
Eric Babb - Stage Manager Holly Willaume - Costume Design Jen Orsini - Set Design