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  Twelfth Night, Or What You Will at Lincoln Park Conservatory

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Drive Chicago

The comedy is believed to have been written by Shakespeare as an entertainment for the close of the Christmas season on the "twelfth night" after Christmas. One of the English traditions of that holiday is that roles can be reversed - such as commoners becoming royalty. Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT plays upon those traditions. In his comedy, a woman, Viola, poses as a man - causing much romantic confusion; and a servant, Malvolio, imagines he can become a nobleman.

Presented by Midsommer Flight

Thru - Dec 16, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 7:30pm

Show Type: Comedy

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  Twelfth Night, Or What You Will Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...As a silent pageant, this is very good. As an articulate exposition of the mayhem of misplaced love, it is not. However, the overall experience is festive."
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Irene Hsiao

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...It’s definitely very watchable the whole time though. Every actor has at least one moment in the sun and nobody drags it down. What I really respect about this “Twelfth Night,” though, is that they didn’t shy away from the darkest parts of the play. Malvolio (played marvelously by Maureen Yasko) is portrayed as a flawed figure, but that doesn’t warrant the pain of being at the ass end of a joke taken too far."
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Jay Van Ort

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Recommended

"...Aside from the dynamics of sexual identity, the other major distinguishing factor between Twelfth Night and Shakespeare’s other comedies is the amount of music included in the play, here composed by Elizabeth Rentfro and Alex Mauney, which rides a fine line of homage to the original Elizabethan style combined with a Father John Misty-esque indie folk that is pleasant to listen to and brings an appropriate bitter-sweetness to the proceedings."
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Bryson David Hoff

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