A Twelfth Night of Resilience at the Southside Theater:
Olivia’s Kitchen – Or What the Cook Saw of Twelfth Night
At the time of the London Blitz, Viola, who barely survived a shipwreck in the North Atlantic, turns herself into a boy, Cesario, to enter the service of Duke Orsino. Cesario is given the mission of conveying Orsino’s undying admiration to Countess Olivia. Olivia’s kitchen, half destroyed by the Blitz, is the meeting place of a rainbow of hopelessly human characters – the “lighter people,” the servants.
And then, as if the war were not enough, enter Love: Orsino loves Olivia – Viola loves Orsino – Antonio loves Sebastian – Olivia loves Viola, thinking she´s Cesario – Sebastian loves Olivia, thinking she´s a dream – Malvolio loves status, and power, thinking Olivia loves him – Sir Andrew loves dancing, fencing, and bear-baiting – Sir Toby loves drinking, and money, and herrings – Maria loves Toby, and Feste, and Fabian – Fabian loves a good jest – Curio loves to watch . . .
It´s Twelfth Night!
Or What You Will...
Olivia´s Kitchen - Or What the Cook Saw of Twelfth Night
Based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Adapted by R. David Valayre
Directed by R. David Valayre & Ket Watters
With Alan Badger (Feste), Abhishek Das (Orsino), Joyce Domanico-Huh (Viola), Fabien Ferhani (Fabian), John Frediani (Antonio), Marion Lovinger (Curio), Deborah Murphy (Olivia), Andrew Page (Sir Andrew), Karen Sellinger (Maria), R. David Valayre (Malvolio), Natalie Watters (Sebastian). and Ket Watters (Sir Toby).
Lights: Katrina van Winkle. Sound: Jonathan Loo. Costume & Makeup: Vishalini Vimal.
At the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, Building D, San Francisco.
Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 7, 8, 14, and 15
Matinee performances on March 9 (3:00 p.m.), 10 (2:30 p.m.), 16 (4:00 p.m.), and 17 (2:30 p.m.)
Information and tickets: https://generationtheatre.com
Ticket Prices: $22 - $16; school/group rates upon request.
Video Trailer: https://www.generationtheatre.com/olivias-kitchen
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GenerationTheatre, an ensemble theater company, is a California non-profit corporation.