Curtain Theatre Takes on Twelfth Night in its Eighth Summer Season
CURTAIN THEATRE presents
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
DATES: August 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26
Curtain Theatre Takes on Twelfth Night in its Eighth Summer SeasonAntebellum South is Setting for Steamy Love Story
MILL VALLEY, Calif.-The Curtain Theatre, Mill Valley's own company of Shakespeare players, has chosen the bard's comedy Twelfth Night for its eighth summer production in Old Mill Park.
Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young woman shipwrecked in the country of Illyria who decides to dress as a man to make her make her way in the new land. She comes to serve the lovesick Count Orsino in his courtship of Lady Olivia, who instead falls for the fetching young go-between. Along the way, we met Sir Toby Belch and other riotous court characters, as well as that officious steward, Malvolio.
This production, set in the antebellum South, promises to be a sultry, steamy gumbo of colorful costumes and lively music. It features many cast members from last year's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, an all-time hit for the company that played to record houses.
The Curtain Theatre is dedicated to putting on the world's best plays in one of the Bay Area's most beautiful settings. Its outdoor productions, in an amphitheater nestled among redwoods, are designed to appeal to all ages, and first-time viewers as well as Shakespeare buffs.
- The group's artistic director is Susannah Rose Woods, a veteran of the Bay Area theater scene. The productions make heavy use of traditional and original music, arranged by Don Clark, using instruments that include fiddle, concertina, flute, guitar and mandolin. Choreographer is provided by Bethanie Gilbert.
- Cast: Matthew Boucher; Jaime Castner; Mary Eilers; Eric Alexander Hoffman;Ted Kleen; Chris Libby; Geof Libby; Christopher Maikish; Bobby Mercer; Julia Mitchell; Nicole Podell; Dillon Siedentopf.Musicians: Don Clark, Michele Delattre, Alice Montgomery.Twelfth Night will run Saturdays and Sundays, from August 4-26. Shows start at 2 p.m.
The Curtain Theater performs on the stage beneath the Mill Valley Public Library in Old Mill Park, which is at 375 Throckmorton Ave. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Contact: Susannah Woods, 415-381-8859
Michele Delattre 510-655-0810