Shakespeare’s comedy of mischief and mayhem written to celebrate the Feast of Fools, a combination of Halloween and Aprils’ Fools Days, begins with strong notes of sadness and tragedy and explores the power friendship and love have to overcome loss.
“The students are having a great time performing Shakespeare because they want the audience to realize that Shakespeare can be fun and relevant," said Alexis Rose, South County Middle School Theater Director.
The play is set in a boarding school September 12, 2011, and follows Viola, who believes her twin brother Sebastian is dead so masquerades as a boy named Cesario and inadvertently falls in love with Orsino, the man she serves.
Things go awry when Orsino’s beloved, Olivia falls in love with Cesario. The madness continues as pranks are played, teachers become the children, and the fool becomes the wiseman.
- Hailey Norlin as Viola
- Ben Jackson as Orsino
- Monica Altman as Olivia
- Joseph Bright as Toby Belch
- Franco Diaz as Malvolo