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6th Annual Shakespeare on the Lawn: Twelfth Night


From L to R: Adam Crowe, Richard Chaney, David Swisher and Lisa Cesnik Ferguson. Photo by Dillon Nelson.

Rose of Athens Theatre welcomes back Shakespeare theater expert Kristen Kundert-Gibbs to direct a fifth production of her favorite play. For Shakespeare rookies, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies and takes place in the ancient city of Illyria. When brilliant Viola finds herself shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she disguises herself as a young man named Cesario. As Cesario, she meets Duke Orsino, who confides in her, professing his love for Lady Olivia. Lady Olivia, who has refused to see any suitors for seven years, promptly falls for Cesario (the cross-dressing Viola), and Viola falls for the Duke. The rest of the play follows the hilarious love triangle that ensnares more key players. A preview night will be offered on Thursday with a discounted ticket price of $7. Blankets, lawn chairs and snacks are encouraged for this family-friendly performance.

8 p.m. $7-16.


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