Twelfth Night

Ross Valley Players
Runs through Oct. 21, 2018

Shakespeare’s much-loved, laugh-out-loud comedy Twelfth Night shines in a charming and clever staging at Ross Valley Players. Director Jennifer Le Blanc has assembled a fine cast of seasoned comic actors to breathe delightful fresh air into a well-known script. It’s a good choice for the first-ever Shakespeare in RVP’s 89-year history. Even if you’ve seen the show before, you will find much to enjoy and laugh over in this playful, entertaining production.

Michel Benton Harris, Sarah McKereghan, and Steve Price
Photo by Robin Jackson

If you’ve never seen the show, the story may sound familiar: Twins, separated by shipwreck, each presumed dead by the other. The girl, Viola (Robyn Grahn), disguises herself in her brother’s garb and thus posing as a man finds work in the palace of Duke Orsino (Jackson Currier), where her main employment is to take missives of love to Countess Olivia (Melanie Bandera-Hess), even though the dame has sworn off men while she mourns her brother’s death, and Viola herself has fallen for the Duke. Naturally, as soon as Olivia sets eyes on Cesario (Viola in disguise), the plot of mistaken identities spins into high gear. …

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