Curtain Theatre Takes on Twelfth Night in its Eighth Summer Season

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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Susannah Rose Woods
Antebellum South is Setting for Steamy Love Story

DATES: August 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26
TIME: 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
PLACE: Old Mill Park, Mill Valley
TICKETS: Admission free, no reservations

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Curtain Theatre Takes on Twelfth Night in its Eighth Summer Season
Antebellum 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.

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.

Press Photo
Photo by Ken Friedman
Left to Right: Mary Eilers (Olivia), Jaime Castner (Viola), Christopher Maikish (Orsino)

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Contact: Susannah Woods, 415-381-8859
Michele Delattre 510-655-0810