Illyria: Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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The last date listed for Illyria was Saturday August 17, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $34.00
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- $11.00 - $17.00
Family, friendship and faith are all put to the test in this touching, humorous story inspired by the Old Testament's Book of Ruth. Written by award-winning playwright John Walch, In the Book of centers around Army lieutenant Naomi Watkins as she returns stateside and opens her Mississippi home to faithful friend and Afghan translator, Anisah. When Anisah's visa is called into question, the whole town becomes embroiled in a political and ideological battle over this suspicious stranger. Will Naomi's act of kindness kindle a new war on her home front? Learn More
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In my dozens of reviews over many years 5 stars show up rarely. For non-equity performances almost never.. And when I sat with a pole obstructing and an annoying neighbor in a too close seat and realized 12th was going to be stripped of some Shakespeare with song lyrics and added innovations, I was not optimistic. But I was very wrong. This is the most clever of interpretations. The songs are good as music but better for their lyrics which an outstanding cast all carefully enunciate in a rare musical demonstration that the words really matter. And they do. This wit is worthy of the best of Broadway. Malvolio is brilliant in his arch and silly characterization. Feste rules as narrator and magician and master of ceremonies as well as clown. There are no exceptions. In 12th night I often find the count and Olivia prove secondary and unimpressive but not in this rendition. It is wit and momentum good music and real SS as well end to end. Unfortunately it appears Goldstar is not offering any more showings but that should not deter you....it is worth the full price which is not much more on weekdays. Go.
book, music and lyrics by Peter Mills
adapted by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night