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Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Jovial Escapade!

From the Lincoln Journal Star, June 16, 2012 –

“Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s production of Shakespeare's comedy is simply a jovial escapade of capering fun . . .

Currently performed in the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, director Bob Hall has moved the 16th century piece into the early 20th century via 1920s Parisian jazz, entr’acte music and period costumes . . .

Richard Nielsen’s didactic Malvolio is an oily egotistical jewel, with Tom Crew’s inebriated Sir Toby a cavorting marvel. Add in a wonderfully audacious and swaggering performance from Andy Dillehay as Feste the Clown to complete the circle.

Maggie Austin executes a nicely balanced performance as Cesario/Viola, very capably delivering an understated display of her character’s emotional vacillation between male and female reactions to the situations in which she finds herself.

Look to Clay Stevens (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Cory Misek (Sebastian) and Mike Lee (Fabian) for other satisfying portrayals.

. . . The Flatwater production of Twelfth Night — subtitled What You Will — is a lighthearted jaunt that easily enfolds those watching it into its merry festival spirit.”

Flatwater Shakespeare's production of
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Bob Hall,
continues tonight and Sunday, June 16-17,
and next Wednesday through Sunday, June 20-24.
Performances at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden
in downtown Lincoln ("N" Street near Centennial Mall).
Show times 7 p.m.
Admission Free ($10 donation suggested).
A two-week tour of Lincoln parks and other outdoor venues.
 starts on Thursday, June 28. (Stay tuned!)
For additional information, call 402-473-2897.

Photo: Maggie Austin as Viola / Cesario and Summer Widhalm as Olivia in the Flatwater Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth NightPhoto Credit: John Nollendorfs.


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