Review On Twelfth Night


Leigh Kennicott

Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


In their wooded glen, Theatricum’s Twelfth Night unfolds as Count Orsino’s court has been transposed to the world of Gilbert and Sullivan, and the ship-wrecked twin, Viola (Willow Geer), has transformed into a boy in order to make his/her/their way in the early nineteenth century. Her brother Sebastian, (Cavin Mohrhardt) meanwhile, has washed ashore with a ship-mate, Antonio (Sean McConaghy) and two wend their way back to civilization as well. Shakespeare’s clever device pits their journey against Viola’s adventures to create the time frame for the play. Director Ellen Geer shows theatrical flair when portraying the officious Malvolio as a woman. There is much to savor in this Twelfth Night. It might be fun to see Independent Shakespeare-in-the-Park’s production as well to enjoy two variants on the theme of misplaced siblings and misguided loves.