Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities and genders, produced by Los Angeles Shakespeare Company (LASC), directed by award winning director, T Michael, plays at the new Globe in Topanga, 1909 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga,
Set in enchanted Illyria, where everyone seems to think they are younger than they are, T Michael pushes the limits of physical comedy to explore first love, unrequited love, bullying and revenge.Peter Barent Lewis, playing Feste, the Clown, has composed new music to the plays songs, with numerous other cast members joining in."Many people don't realize Shakespeare included songs in some of his plays," comments Michael, "And Peter has done a magical job of interpreting Shakespeare's songs for a new age."
"The sword fighting is what Shakespearean dreams are made of," says Artistic Director, Geoffrey Forward. "T has brought in the mistress of swordplay, Roberta Brown, who has choreographed fight scenes that leave Caribbean pirates gaping in admiration," he concludes. Ms. Brown, has choreographed fight scenes for such productions as E.R., Charlie's Angles, and The District,as well as for numerous theater productions.
T Michael's experience with the world of children's imagination includes developing and producing programs for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Universal Family, Nickelodeon, film Roman, Turner Broadcasting, New World and 20th Century Television, as well as directing over 40 musicals and plays.
"With Twelfth Night, we're exploring fantasies of youth and the longing for love alive in us all," says Michael. "This production connects with "a Midsummer's Madness" that the character Olivia fears will affect them all," he says, "after all, we all have fantasies."
Saturdays and Sundays, 5:00 PM, September 15 to October 28.
Tickets $25; $20 - seniors, students and groups of 10 or more.
Reservations recommended for this 50 seat theater
Call (310) 455-9400
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