SHAKESPEARE’S GENDER-BENDING COMEDY GETS A NEW TWIST AT ECU
ECU SCREENS continues its fourth season with William Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy Twelfth Night, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.
Open to the public, the screening is $10 for members of the community and $5 for students.
Featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia, a role traditionally played by men, this joyous new production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy is “masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser,” according to Time Out: London.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore, but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. Following Twelfth Night, ECU SCREENS will be presenting NT Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s classic comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m., and Obsession, starring Jude Law on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
To learn more about ECU SCREENS, like the ECU SCREENS Facebook page or visit www.ecuscreens.blogspot.com. For more information about the Royal National Theatre in Great Britain and National Theatre Live, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/. Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, may be contacted at (580) 559-5929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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