About The Show
April 6-24, 2022 I Preview Apr. 5, 2022
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Epstein
Viola thinks her brother is dead. He thinks that she is dead. Everyone thinks that she is her brother. Everyone thinks that her brother is her. Shenanigans ensue.
Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy of (mis)identity begins with twins being shipwrecked. The young woman, believing her twin brother dead, disguises herself as a boy for her own safety, but she finds herself playing go-between for the beautiful countess Olivia and Count Orsino, with whom she herself has fallen in love! When her brother reappears, identities are mistaken and chaos abounds. Full of some of Shakespeare’s most glorious characters, this masterwork is performed by the entire second year company.
“Shipwrecked twins, gender-bending romance and a bumper crop of fools - from the wise to the ridiculous - guarantee a full-blown evening’s entertainment.” - LA Times
Run time: 2 hours and 20 mins (with one 10-minute intermission)