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Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Coming To Limestone Theatre

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:15am
Twelfth Night

Limestone College Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night Or What You Will” during a three-night run Oct. 8-10.

Show time is at 7:30 p.m. each day at Limestone College Theatre, which is located at 130 Leadmine Street in Gaffney. Advance tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com. Adult tickets are $12 each. Admission is $10 for non-Limestone students with proper identification, for senior citizens 65 and over, and for children 12-under. Limestone students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door each day at 6:30 p.m.

The production is being directed by Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Limestone’s Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre.

“Twelfth Night” is regarded as one of the great comedy plays by Shakespeare. Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria. Each believes that the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and, under the name of Cesario, enters the service of the duke Orsino. The duke sends Cesario to woo the lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with the lovely “boy.”

Viola/Cesario, meanwhile, has fallen in love with Orsino. Sebastian is saved by the sea captain Antonio and he too arrives in Illyria. Malvolio, Olivia's steward, disapproves of the other members of her household – her kinsman Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the jester Feste.

Led by the ingenuity of Maria, Olivia's waiting-woman, these three plot Malvolio's downfall. Olivia meets Sebastian and, mistaking him for Cesario, arranges for them to be secretly married. Further confusion follows upon mistakes as to the identity of the twins. Orsino is furious at the apparent falseness of his page, but, with the eventual meeting of the twins, true identities are revealed and Orsino recognizes his love for Viola.

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