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Shakespeare in the Park “Virtual”

“Twelfth Night”

February 26, 2021

Online

American Shakespeare Center’s 2020/2021 SafeStart Season makes a virtual visit to Historic Washington State Park via cinema-quality video for the 11th Annual Shakespeare in the Park. Enjoy a virtual performance by the American Shakespeare Center of Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. Admission is FREE. Register by Friday, February 26 to access the video, and watch it at the best time that works for you. No workshops will be provided this year.

BlkFrs LIVE offers Historic Washington State Park’s audiences viewing of ASC’s production of Twelfth Night through partnership with Historic Washington State Park. The comprehensive “Virtual Tour” program is designed to make it possible for people to experience the joy of Shakespeare in performance and the magic of the Blackfriars Playhouse from far away.

In Twelfth Night, shipwrecked Viola is in love with Orsino…who is in love with Olivia…who is in love with Cesario…who is secretly Viola disguised as a man. In a world turned upside down, what could possibly go wrong (or right?) Twelfth Night arrives in a hilarious, fast-paced romp starring an ASC dream team of Mia Wurgaft and Zoe Speas as the twins Viola/Sebastian (decided by nightly coin toss), Constance Swain as Olivia, Brandon Carter as Orsino, Michael Mannochio as the persnickety steward Malvolio, and Chris Johnston as the musical clown Feste.

 “More than anything, the 2020/2021 season is about offering audiences the vital connection they get from live performance. From the outset, we recognized that an important part of doing that in these conditions was meeting people where they were, and where they could feel safe,” says ASC Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny, “Since not everyone will want — or be able — to visit us in person, through BlkFrs LIVE we are bringing the Playhouse experience to them.”

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