This delightful production, performed April 21-24, 2010, marked the first time Tech performed Shakespeare in the original language, although – in the grand tradition of Shakespeare performances worldwide – the time and setting were a bit closer than Renaissance England.
To help the audience understand the complicated plot and unfamiliar language, the performance was preceded by a “Green Show” – a short, extremely funny modern-language synopsis written and directed by one of the actors. In addition, groups of actors from the play visited some of Tech’s history and English classes to present similar synopses that they had written and directed, guided by mentors from the California Shakespeare Theater.
“Twelfth Night” was directed by longtime Tech production manager Scott Marden, to whom Tech and the Drama Department bid a fond and sad farewell. Scott is going off to seek his fortune in Southern California. We wish him much luck – but we’ll miss him!