Door Shakespeare Opens With ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’

Join Door Shakespeare July 1 at 8 pm for an evening of merriment in their opening night performance of Twelfth Night directed by Joseph Hanreddy. All ages are encouraged to attend this classic comedy that manages to explore the complexities of love, truth and gender, all while never straying from the light, fun air that guides the play. Excitement abounds; jousting, cross-dressing, and unrequited love interests will keep audience members on the edge of their seats.

Twelfth Night begins with Viola, who survives a terrible shipwreck, stumbling ashore to Illyria, believing that her twin brother Sebastian is drowned. Meanwhile a nobleman Orsino languishes in the unfulfilled love he harbors for Lady Olivia, who has pledged to remain unmarried. A friendly sea captain reveals Orsino’s courtship of Olivia to Viola, and so she dons a disguise as a page named Cesario. Danger, adventure and romance await Viola as she tries to make it in this strange land, where everything and everybody are not what they seem.

This summer, Door Shakespeare also transforms the Garden at Björklunden into Sherwood Forest with their production of The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr, directed by Shanara Gabrielle. This retelling of the classic story presents a relatable and sharp-witted heroine, Marion, and poses serious questions about the nature of power, greed, and resilience. Like so many Shakespearean works, The Heart of Robin Hood features many misadventures, misconstrued messages, and opportunities for mischief.

Audience members will find themselves toe-tapping to the original music composed by Scott Campbell. Original compositions are featured prominently in both productions, giving the stage a bit of a modern twist.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $19 for students and $9 for children.

 Twelfth Night runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 pm and The Heart of Robin Hood runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 5 pm through Aug. 19. Some violence is present in The Heart of Robin Hood; any inquiries can be directed to the Door Shakespeare office at 920.839.1500.

For ticket reservations, call 920.839.1500 or visit The Garden at Björklunden is located at 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor.


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