Twelfth Night, or What You Will, March 26 – April 3
Set in the swinging seventies, this classic Shakespearian love triangle full of disguise, mistaken identity, love, folly, and music finds a shipwrecked Viola in a strange new land, Illyria. Presuming her brother to be lost at sea, Viola seeks safety in disguise as “Cesario,” a male alter ego that she assumes when she takes a job as servant to Duke Orsino, ruler of Illyria. Viola, as “Cesario,” is ordered by the love-sick Duke to deliver his messages of love to the uninterested Olivia. The messages of love work, but not in the Duke’s favor; Olivia falls in love with the messenger, “Cesario,”—really Viola—who in turn has secretly fallen in love with the duke. To add to the hilarity of mistaken identities, Viola’s identical twin brother, Sebastian, arrives in Illyria and becomes mistaken for Cesario, before everything is finally resolved into a happy ending for (almost) everyone.
Seven performances staged by CI faculty and students will be held in Malibu Hall 140 on the CI campus. Evening performances will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday – Saturday, March 26-28, and Wednesday – Friday, April 1-3. One matinee performance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://twelfthnight-ci.brownpapertickets.com.