Frances Addelson Shakespeare Players to give Three Performances of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Main Library


10/29/2019

Shakespeare

The Frances Addelson Shakespeare Players will give 3 performances of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Main Library beginning on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  The troupe, which has a cast and crew composed largely of seasoned thespians, performs Shakespeare on stage in a form accessible to all.

Twelfth Night interweaves riotous comic characters with profound exploration of the human heart.  Its themes are obsession, love, self-absorption, and comedic fatality.  Orsino, a “noble count,” is obsessed with his love for the Fair Olivia—though he seems to experience this one-sided love affair as an affliction more than a joy. 

The troupe was founded by in 1998 by Frances Addelson who loved Shakespearean theater and wanted to bring the work of Shakespeare to a larger audience. For over 20 years, the Troupe has kept Ms. Addelson’s vision alive by staging over 13 productions of Shakespeare’s work and by providing over 300 acting and backstage roles to members. Performances are also scheduled for November 19 and November 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library.