Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mahalo Cast of "Twelfth Night" for Bringing Shakepeare to the Stage

Thursday-Saturday were fine nights for theatre at Island School as Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" was presented to the public. The hilarious but complicated story was told by the cast of 14 (plus physics teacher, Jeff Kozak) in full Elizabethan costume and make-up, before a set resembling London's Globe Theatre. Students performed their difficult lines with wonderful expression and character, making it clear that they understood the language and appreciated the nuanced humor. Audience members noted that these young actors were truly enjoying themselves on stage. The playwright who adapted this 60-minute version, Cass Foster, attended the Saturday show and commented:

"I really enjoyed the show. I especially appreciated the attention paid to pacing. It is so rare for both professional and non-professional directors to provide adequate pacing so it was especially nice to see the attention from actors and director. The play flowed seamlessly!"

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