New Stages Tour: Twelfth NightConcerts & Performances
Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the sixth annual New Stages Tour, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Tickets are just $15. Visit SMDCAC.org. In Shakespeare’s timeless gender-bending romantic comedy, Viola, disguised as a man, falls head over heels in love with Orsino. But Orsino pines for Olivia, who only has eyes for Viola, who is really a woman. It’s madcap. It’s romantic. It’s complicated. While more than 400 years old, Twelfth Night’s irresistible characters and their hilarious antics could be pulled straight from today’s primetime lineup. This fresh, fast and funny adaptation is set at a sleepaway summer camp where the tangled lovers are liberated from normal everyday life for a summer of mischief, mayhem, mistaken identities and romance. Shakespeare’s nobles and attendants are transformed into counselors, campers, supervisors, lifeguards, cooks and more. Shadow Interpreted Theater utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters who perform as “shadows” during a live stage production alongside voiced actors. Shadow Actors are integrated into the performance by mirroring Twelfth Night’s voiced actors, while interpreting the character they are shadowing in ASL. In this way, all audience members can enjoy the full richness of the theater experience rather than having to watch a single interpreter located off stage, and thereby missing much of the action taking place on stage. This is a cutting-edge arts offering that makes the arts accessible, genuine and fully enriching for all audiences.