Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Directed by Brian Gillespie
Gender bending confusion and love-sickness abound in one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved comedies. Viola, separated in a shipwreck from her twin brother, Sebastian, washes ashore in Ilyria and disguises herself as a boy, Cesario, to serve the Duke Orsino. Orsino loves the Lady Olivia and sends Cesario to woo her on his behalf. Olivia promptly falls for Cesario (who is actually Viola). And Viola has already fallen for Orsino, but can’t figure out how to let him know without blowing her disguise. Things get more complicated when Sebastian shows up in Ilyria and a prank is played on Olivia’s servant Malvolio (who also secretly loves Olivia) by her rowdy uncle, Sir Toby Belch, her handmaiden, Maria, and Feste, her jester.
Gillespie’s adaption stays true to Shakespeare's text and verse, but transports the story to the French Mediterranean in the late 1950s/early 1960s, a setting that allows the musical and cultural movements of the era to become storytelling elements that shape the characters and their story.
General Admission $15
Tickets are available online at TicketsSantaFe.org
or at the Lensic Box Office downtown,
or at the Greer Garson Theatre box office before the performance.
Final Performance: Saturday • December 3 • 7 pm
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