Saturday, January 26, 2008

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
January 22 - March 9, 2008

Review by Mint Tumbles

It's all about the women. Carol Halstead is a magnetic Olivia, Maria and Viola anchor the other stories. Brad Bellamy very natural as Feste. More lovely songs. The choice to do this in repertory with Beard is a natural fit. Duke Orsino a bit too like de Vere. Fantastic frightened swordfight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw the second preview, I think, and that may have been too early. The show seemed casual and intimate in a way that diminished the "madness" and emotion considerably. Too-conversational line delivery by some of the characters meant a lot of the sense was lost on the audience. Made too little use of the upper level of the set. The women were all strong, however; Halstead made a moving transformation as Olivia, Taylor was a solid if unspectacular Viola. Given his distinctive build and voice, I didn't think Harris's Orsino was too much like his De Vere; I liked that the Duke was not just a wilted flower but had some manliness to him.