We've all heard of the classic cross-dressing comedies of the 20th century: Some Like it Hot, Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Just One of the Guys. But have you ever wondered what one of these gender-confusion fiascoes looked like in the 17th century? If so, you won't want to miss a free performance of the Bard's take on the genre.
Join Shakespearience at the Boise Public Library on Thursday, March 31, for a 50-minute adaptation of the comedy Twelfth Night.
Duke Orsino of Illya, who is in love with the lady Olivia, hires Cesario to help him win the reticent girl's love. Apparently, Orsino needs a lesson on how romantic comedies tend to get complicated. Olivia ends up taking a liking to Cesario. And did we mention that Cesario is actually the shipwrecked Viola disguised as a man? Orsino also happens to have a secret admirer of his own: Viola, whom he believes to be his trusted male servant.
The Main Library Hayes Auditorium will house the performance, and the actors are regulars with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The production is deemed appropriate for seventh graders and older, and its length should help their attention.