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Theater Review – ‘Twelfth Night’ – Shakespeare and Company Turns Elizabethan Self-Discovery Into Child’s Play

By September 1, 2009 No Comments

Kevin Sprague

Elizabeth Raetz as Olivia, and Ryan Winkles as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in “Twelfth Night.”

Kevin Sprague

Fine fools: Ryan Winkles, left, as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Nigel Gore as Sir Toby Belch.

Great review of Twefth Night in the New York Times with some nice photos running. I haven’t seen the print version of this but I hear it looks good. Elizabeth Aspenlieder knocked it out of the ballpark this August with big, colorful stories in NYT and Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe, in some cases multiple times. I always tell people that marketing lets the audience know that they can buy tickets, but PR actually sells out houses. This production is also testament to having faith in your home-grown talent, as Jonathan Croy certainly is, having mounted more productions of Shakespeare through the Fall Festival than any other person alive except Kevin Coleman. Govane Lohbauer’s fabulous costumes, done on a shoestring, should shame any better budgeted production into obscurity. These talented folks live here, work here, and teach here. We should honor them.

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