A Company of Fools Performs Twelfth Night at Bel-Air Park on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7 pm start

Post date: Jun 25, 2018 5:09:48 PM

a Company of Fools Presents

16th Annual Torchlight Shakespeare.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

Bel-Air Park, 2149 Berwick Avenue.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray, picnic and your sense of humour. Pass-the-hat donations are collected at the end of the performance and can be submitted in the form of cash, credit card, cheque or bars of gold.

Admission is Pay-What-You-Will – Suggested Donation $20.

Shakespeare’s most musical romantic comedy.

Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg.

Twelfth Night is the story of two twins — Viola and Sebastian — shipwrecked in the land of Illyria. Believing her brother has been swallowed up by the sea, Viola cross dresses as “Cesario” and secures employment as a courtier under Duke Orsino. Viola finds herself falling in love with the Duke, but is ordered to profess Orsino’s undying affection for Olivia, a countess refusing to grant appearances to any suitors. Chaos ensues as Olivia falls for Viola in disguise, and later mistakes her for Sebastian who (surprise!) is still alive and turns up in Olivia’s court. All the while, Olivia’s drunkard uncle Sir Toby Belch, her maid Maria, Feste the court fool, and pitiful courter Sir Andrew Aguecheek, play a trick on the head servant Malvolia which totters between hilarity and cruelty.

Join us for this vibrant gender-bending comedy of love, music and mistaken identity.

Note: 90 minute, 6-actor production