TAGGED WITH SHAKESPEARE
Rubicon Theatre Company presents the gender-bending romantic comedy Twelfth Night or What You Will, performed by the students of the Education Department’s Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, adapted and directed by Rubicon’s first company member and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Fuqua.
Confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Meanwhile, Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter, if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first.
How should a nation choose its leaders? What happens when it insulates itself from the citizens it serves? What are justice and revenge? Theatricum sets Shakespeare's tragedy in the future, a bloody tale government gone awry, sparking a flame of caution, with a flicker of hope. Mature audiences.
Twelfth Night is a professional production directed by one-time Royal Shakespeare Company member Kenneth Sabberton. “The Great Los Angeles Air Raid” in 1942 at the height of WW2 and alien-invasion hysteria provides a rich context to thrust upon Shakespeare’s charming twins Viola and Sebastian.