Join us for a unique take on a Shakespeare classic. Our version of this hilarious comedy is set in 1950's USA and will take you through the twists and turns of a Shakespearean soap opera.
The year is 1955 and Viola and her brother, Sebastian, are having a great time on a cruise ship when tragedy strikes and a storm tears apart the boat! Separated, each thinking the other has perished, they set out on different paths to secure their futures.
Viola, in dire need of a job, lands in Duke Orisno's record company as a messenger. However, she masquerades as a man in order to secure the position. She becomes Duke's right hand man, delivering love missives to the object of his eye, Olivia.
Soon after delivering her first message, Viola discovers that she's smitten with Duke and Olivia, who is NOT in love with Duke, falls in love with the costumed Viola (who is now called Cesario). Throw in Olivia's sassy secretary, Malvolio, and her assistant, Maria and things quickly spiral out of control. When Sebastian arrives in town with his friend Antonio, the pirate, madness breaks loose and hilarity ensues!
Suitable for grades 4 and up.