AKRON – A warm summer evening filled with the fun, foolishness and fantasy of a Shakespearian farce are on the agenda for Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens as the historic estate presents its annual Shakespeare performance.
The witty and wicked “Twelfth Night,” filled with disguises, delusions of grandeur, tangled love triangles and outlandish revelations, will be performed at 7 p.m. July 12-15 and 19-22 in the courtyard of the Carriage House.
The performance will feature Malia Morisette as Viola and Justine Hale as her twin brother Sebastian .
Susan Speers, professor of theatre at the University of Akron, will directs Stan Hywet’s Shakespeare performance for the eighth year in a row. Speers declares “Twelfth Night ” “the truest form of comedy that Shakespeare wrote,” noting that unlike the other comedies, it has no shadow of darkness.
Audience members are encouraged to pack picnic meals to enjoy before and during the performance. The Carriage House Cafe will be open for business through intermission for snacks and beverages. Boxed picnic meals are available through pre-order only.
Admission to Twelfth Night is $15 for adults and $7 for youth ages 6 and older. Tickets for Stan Hywet members are $12 for adults and $6 for youth.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is located at 714 N. Portage Path in Akron, Ohio. For more information call 330-836-5533 or visit the Stan Hywet Hall Web site at www.stanhywet.org.