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34 Star Starred
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
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Little Mexican Cafe 1010 Church St Evanston, IL $$ Good Food and Service. Can buy candy $2 and water $1 during intermission.
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Parking was FREE at Northwestern. Walk out the way you drove into the lot, turn right before the first building is a ramp and stairs. Both theaters are in that building. That route is the least amount of walking.
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4.3 average rating
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27 reviews
46 stars
attended May 11 2012

The students are so very talented. They obviously had great fun doing the play. The comic elements were beautifully staged and timed. Who could not relish Malvolio's discovery of the planted letter with the hidden pranksters reacting in the...continued

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33 reviews
33 stars
attended May 17 2012

Though we go to a lot of plays, this was the first live Shakespearean play we have ever attended, and it was truly a great night of theater! The student actors were just terrific, and though it was 2 1/2 hours long (with an intermission), the...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 20 2012

I applaud the cast for trying, but the pace of the dialogue was such, that it was hard to understand anything. The actors must slow down and give the lines a chance to sink in, since the words and phrasing aren't as familiar to our ears. I liked...continued

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After being shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, aristocratic-born Viola assumes her twin brother is dead and takes on the identity of a young male page named Cesario in an attempt to gain work in an unfamiliar land. Her compromised identity puts her at the center of a complicated love triangle that is hilarious and melancholy, and always entertaining. Under the direction of award-winning Northwestern faculty member Mary Poole, Shakespeare’s dark comedy is a delightful adventure in the timeless human folly of mistaken identity and misguided hearts.