The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1233. Monday, 15 December 1997.
Date: Friday, 12 Dec 1997 13:50:34 -0500
Subject: Twelfth Night: A CSF Spinoff
<italic>Twelfth Night</italic> opened last night at the Dance Hall's
intimate theatre (45 seats max.), at Daniels and Short Vine, in
Cincinnati. The production is excellent, cut for the two hours' traffick
of the stage (8:00-10:15 with a fifteen minute intermission), in modern
dress, and featuring actors from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.
Dan Kenney's Sir Toby is a knockout (with a neat reference to
<italic>The Confederacy of Dunces</italic>). Dan also plays Orsino, and,
yes, there is a good deal of comic doubling. Khris Lewin plays Malvolio,
and he does appear with yellow stockings, cross-gartered, in a unique
way. Marni Penning is smashing as the sexy Olivia, while Jill Westerby
plays Viola and Jay Apking her brother Sebastian. Christine Wilfinger is
a vibrant Maria. Nick Rose is both Feste and Fabian, and Jared Doren
plays Sir Andrew. It is directed by Jasson Minadakis.
If you know the script, you can start laughing from the opening lines. I
got jokes that I had not noticed before! For tickets, call Dan at
631-2622. At $10 a head, this is a must-see if you live in or near
Cincinnati. It plays until December 21.
Yours, Bill Godshalk