The classic Shakespeare comedy of mistaken identity! Viola is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria and believes her brother Sebastian to be dead. Masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and who will have nothing to do with any suitors, the Duke included. Orsino decides to use "Cesario" as an intermediary to tell Olivia about his love for her. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man, and who regards her as his confidant.

Artists

  • Gary ArmagnacOrsino
  • James BodgeCurio
  • Thomas AppleValentine
  • Elizabeth McGovernViola
  • Ron PerkinsSea Captain, Priest
  • Jack AransonSir Toby Belch
  • Frances CukaMaria
  • Gary BeachSir Andrew Aguecheek
  • Michael MedeirosFeste
  • Margaret ReedOlivia
  • Joseph CostaMalvolio
  • John LeightonAntonio
  • Francis GuinanSebastian
  • Leonard Kelly-YoungFabian
  • William McManusSecond Officer / Waiter / Attendant
  • Ruth CataldoEnsemble
  • John MaceroEnsemble
  • Kate MaguireEnsemble
  • Michael PereiraEnsemble
  • William ShakespearePlaywright
  • Thomas GruenewaldDirector
  • Franco Colavecchia and David SumnerScenic Design
  • William MintznerLighting Design
  • Samuel HeadrickMusical Arrangements

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