By Lori Bosworth
Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, Twelfth Night, opens at Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto on Wed., Nov. 6, 2013 for a three-week run.
Twelfth Night follows the familiar Shakespearean comedic formula of mistaken identities, disguise, confusion, astute perceptions from the fool, love, discovery, reunions and marriages. Shipwrecked Viola, who believes her twin, Sebastian, is dead, masquerades as a man, Cesario in order to work in the court of Duke Orsino. The Duke falls in love with the reluctant Olivia while Olivia falls in love with the gender-bending Cesario.
Directed by Mathew Gorman with set and costume design by Jenna McCutchen, the production replaces the historical setting of Illyria with a local pub, where all range of human emotion takes place.
Twelfth Night performance times are Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with an additional performance on Wed., Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are Adults $28, Seniors $17 and Students $15 and may be purchased online.
Hart House Theatre is located at 7 Hart House Circle