Cecil Picket's skills at cutting long plays to contest length are well demonstrated in this adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about the twins, Viola and Sebastian, who were shipwrecked and washed ashore in Illyria. Using clowns and jesters to make the simple scene changes, Pickett produces a fast-moving play uninterrupted by blackouts or curtains. The favorite characters—Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Malvolio, Maria, the beautiful countess Olivia and the handsome duke Orsino—are all present to help entertain audiences and win contests.
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code TS2000
- Cast Size 7
- Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 30 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780886802134
- "The show was well received by both our young actors who performed the piece as well as the audience. A perfect show for introducing young people to Shakespeare."
- Review by Jody Banta, Baton Rouge Little Theater, Baton Rouge, LA