Focus on Community/Arts
Shakespeare Favorite Comes to TPAC

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

WYE MILLS - A tale of romance, misdirected passions and madness will entertain Shore audiences when the National Players bring the William Shakespeare comedy "Twelfth Night" to the Todd Performing Arts Center (TPAC) at Chesapeake College on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m.

One of Shakespeare´s most enduring comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the story of twins Sebastian and Viola who are separated by a shipwreck. This timeless story celebrates the power of love with wit and hilarious antics.

For audiences accustomed to Shakespeare´s work, the play delights with a look at relationships and mistaken identity. For audiences new to Shakespeare´s work, this play is the perfect entry into his extraordinary genius. Accessible, witty, surprising in it´s dramatic twists and turns, and ultimately satisfying in its conclusion, audiences who see this story as their first Shakespearean production will always be drawn to see another.

TPAC audiences in past seasons have enjoyed National Players productions such as "Julius Caesar", "Much Ado About Nothing," and "The Scarlet Letter".

This is the 58th annual tour of the National Players. Currently a program of Olney Theatre Center, the National Players have earned a unique name and place in the American theatre world. This remarkable acting company has given more than 5,800 performances and workshops of plays by Shakespeare, O´Neill, Moliere, Shaw, Kafka, Sophocles, Aeschylus and Tom Stoppard. The troupe has performed in 35 states and 10 countries, reaching audiences that are isolated geographically or economically. Since 1992, the group has been the company in residence for the Department of Theatre at the University of Maryland.

Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission and $12 for students. For more information, please call the CPAC Box Office at 410-827-5867.

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