Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County’s professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, continues its 2016 season with “Twelfth Night.”
Is she, he or is him, her? “Well, nobody’s perfect,” as they say, but everyone is a fool for love in William Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy.
“Twelfth Night” explores desires of love amongst moonstruck eccentrics who fill the seaside island of Illyria with music, poetry, mischief and mirth. Lesley Schisgall Currier directs this comedy about shipwrecked siblings, mistaken identities and romantic interludes starring Elena Wright* as Viola, Kathryn Smith-McGlynn* as Olivia, Dean Linnard* as Orsino and Kerel Rennacker as Sebastian. The cast also features 20-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, actor Michael J. Hume* as Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Broadway, film and television actor Daren Kelly* as Sir Toby Belch.
Performances are presented outdoors 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays; and 8 p.m. Sundays, July 31; Aug. 7, 14 & 21.
The amphitheater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase snacks at the Theatre Cafe. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances. Parking is free.
WHEN: July 22 to Aug. 21, 2016
Previews: 8 p.m. Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23; and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24. $12 bucks for Twelfth Night – all tickets $12 at preview performances.
Opening: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29
Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays; and 8 p.m. Sundays, July 31; Aug. 7, 14 & 21.
Senior Day: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31 (Half price tickets for seniors)
Family Day: 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 (Youth 18 and under admitted free)
COST: $10 to $35
Admission at the door is $35 general; $32 senior; and $10 youth (25 and under). Preview performances are $12 per person. “Pay Your Age” is offered to audience members between the ages of 26 and 34 when purchasing tickets at the Box Office on the day of any performance, with valid identification. Marin Shakespeare Company also offers those 65 and over half-price tickets at Senior Matinees and those ages 18 and under admitted free at Family Matinee performances.
WHERE: Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University of California, 890 Belle Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
*Member, Actors Equity Association.