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Twelfth Night

Shakespeare in Repertory

Twelfth Night

SPRING 2021

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

THE PLAY

“If music be the food of love play on!” Mismatched lovers and a steward decked out in yellow stockings navigate the slippery shores of Illyria in search of their very own happy endings. Separated in a sea storm from her brother Sebastian and washed ashore, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino—only to find herself in the middle of a complex triangle of unrequited love. As a leading director of Shakespeare internationally renowned for her populist interpretations, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines brings her signature style to this hilarious, heartfelt tale.

Chicago Shakespeare returns to its roots as a repertory theater company with a pairing of Shakespeare plays performed in The Yard with a single ensemble of actors: Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure.

   

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