What the Critics Said
"There's a moment toward the end of the Marin Shakespeare Company's production of 'Twelfth Night' that lingered in my mind well after the final curtain had been called. As hidden identities were unmasked and practical jokers were being revealed upstage, the sad clown Feste, descended to the background to drink in the shadows...With 'Twelfth Night,' director Robert Currier has taken one of Shakespeare's most unsympathetic comedies, and turned it from a masque of self-idolotry into a wonderfully touching theatre of the absurd. The play's prime success comes in Currier's initial conception (or re-conception, if you will) of the setting for the fictitious land, Illyria, as a well-to-do 1920's seaside state, where the memories of the Great War fade with the arrival of a new 'It Girl' every few weeks."
- Jason Walsh, Marin I.J.
"It's not everyday, or night for that matter, that County Supervisor John Kress prances around in his underwear. He does every weekend night through Sept. 25, however, during the Marin Shakespeare Company's performance of 'Twelfth Night.'...Kress opens the show as a sea captain, and later, helps close the show as a Hindu priest-like figure, yoga poses and all. Even with Kress's contributing comic relief, he didn't steal the show."
- Shoshana Hershi, Marin Scope
"The charming outdoor stage of Forest Meadows Theatre in San Rafael is the perfect setting for Robert Currier's breezy rendition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night...a fine cast...Cast and crew deserve credit for a very enjoyable performance."
- Bess Davoren, Tiburon Ark
"It's not fair to distill Marin Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night into a glowing critique of one character, and a minor character at that, but Lucas McClure's clown, Feste, was so impressive that I'm inclined to do so anyway."
- Chrisanne Beckner, Commuter Times
"there is passion simmering under thwarted love duets of all ages, classes and genders...Rowland deserves a full serving of praise for his perfect rendering of [Malvolio.]
- Lee Brady, Pacific Sun
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