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“Twelfth Night” at Town Hall Theatre

June 18, 2011

I just saw the cool Town Hall production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” I live in San Francisco and took BART out to the suburb of Lafayette; it was an easy walk from the train station to the theatre. I go all over the Bay Area to see Shakespeare plays and I have previously only been to Town Hall once before, and that was 8 or 9 years ago – the play then was also “Twelfth Night.” So I think you can see that I dig the Bard, and can recognize a good production (as this one was.) There were some very talented people in the cast, the set and costumes were creative, and there was live music played mostly on ukuleles. I’ve heard many different arrangements of the songs in this play, but never any for ukuleles! It’s actually a beautiful and versatile instrument, so that was a pleasant surprise. Kate Jopson (who I’ve seen many times performing with Woman’s Will) was a sweet and fun Viola. She definitely had some mojo working with Kendra Lee Oberhauser’s delightful Olivia and Dennis Markham’s snazzy Orsino. And Alexandra Creighton was an outstanding Maria, more clever and appealing than that character usually is,

Town Hall Theatre puts on a quality show, and I won’t be waiting till their next revival of “Twelfth Night” to return. I also enjoyed the road trip to Lafayette. It’s quiet and peaceful out there, and when the play was over and I walked outside the night sky was gorgeous!
pax,

Vox

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