[PAST EVENT] ILLYRIA, a musical Twelfth Night
June 26, 2014
8pm - 10:30pm
The title ILLYRIA comes from Shakespeare's location for Twelfth Night, an exotic place somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. For the VSF design this land has a distinctively Turkish feel with minarets and colorful gardens. The plot of Illyria is that of Twelfth Night, where a twin brother and sister are separated by a shipwreck (the opening scene of the show) and the sister Viola assumes the disguise of a boy to get a job serving the Count Orsino. As she delivers messages of his love to Lady Olivia, the object of his affections, her heart strings are pulled toward the Count while Olivia's affections start to turn toward the young servant (not knowing he's a she). Needless to say, mistaken identities abound and comic mayhem ensues, aided by a drunken uncle, a pretentious butler, a foppish suitor, and of course servants far smarter than their masters.
VSF Box office is 757-221-2674, tickets available online 24/7 at VSF.