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Shakespeare in the Park
July 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Break out your yellow stockings, don your favorite fake mustache, and join The Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia’s Shakespeare Troupe, for a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s raucous romantic comedy Twelfth Night.
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of Duke Orsino. The Duke, madly in love with Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. What could possibly go wrong? Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each other’s expense. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves, and deep human confessions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins, and lovers are reunited in Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful, and irrepressible comedy.
With direction by Jason A Young and original Technical Direction by David Byard, the Mechanicals featured in this staged-reading include Joshua Brooks, Trina Byard, Justin Grow, Kaici Lore, Sean Marko, Steve McElroy, John Fallon, Beach Vickers, Michael Vozniak, Sarah Young, and Jason A Young.T