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Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from newengland
Red Velvet 76 events 28 reviews

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

reviewed May 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from chitowntheatermaven
99 events 36 reviews

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

reviewed May 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from skoropi
31 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed May 20 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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