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Twelfth Night


Viola,  Duke Orsino and his backup dancersWhat the Critics Said

“… riotously costumed (by Abra Berman) in fringe, flowers, feathers, beads, miniskirts and bell-bottoms….The cast and choreographer Cynthia Pepper have an infectiously great time matching musical jokes to the story….Powell's Malvolio is tailor-made for ‘You're So Vain’….Matthew and Elsman are particularly captivating in the confusion of their mutual attraction, and Thompson's rock-goddess Olivia is a complete delight….‘Cherish,’ ‘Do You Believe in Magic’ and ‘I Got You, Babe’ may never have sounded better.”

– Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle










“Cynthia Pepper's choreography is often delightful and the musical shtick is cute in general….Part of the fun of the repertory season is seeing several of the ‘Earnest’ actors in this show's radically different setting - and in outrageously wayout period getups by Abra Berman….William Eisman's Orsino is less lovelorn than a flamboyant bon vivant who even has his own girl-group backup dancers, and Cat Thompson makes a terrifically seductive, predatory Olivia. Alexandra Matthew is a forceful Viola, with some nice touches of nearly blowing her cover…



McClure plays the fool Feste as every comedian's impression of Bob Dylan… Jack Powell is hilarious as dour, preening Malvolio, and Camilla Ford piles on the slapstick and a fine Funky Chicken as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.”

– Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal





“Marin Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Twelfth Night is one heck of a lot of fun….There’s also some standout Dylan, sung and strummed by Lucas McClure who is this play’s Feste…McClure and his guitar are show stealers….Robert [Currier] monopolizes on his character’s last name and brings Belch to life in the guise of Willie Nelson. The result is one vulgarly charming rough and stumble drunk who speaks from the gut….Abra Berman’s costume design is a colorful palate of hippie brilliance, from the lamentable Duke Orsino’s (William Elsman) array of silken Sergeant Pepper suits to the panache of the hot pink feathers pluming from the duke’s shiny back up singers, the Valentines…. (continued...)

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Summer Season 2015 - - Starting: June 26 2015
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