Westerville South High School Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night February 1-4


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The Westerville South High School Theatre Department will stage William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at 7:00 p.m. on February 1, February 2, and February 3; and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4.  Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at the door or online at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/3797.  South is located at 303 South Otterbein Avenue.

The main plot centers on Viola, who has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria, and in the process, has lost her twin brother, Sebastian.  She disguises herself as a boy and assumes the name Cesario for protection.  Disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke.  It seems that Orsino is having little luck courting Olivia, who is in mourning for the deaths of her father and brother.  As Orsino’s proxy, Viola is sent to Olivia with love letters.  Viola refuses to budge until she is let in to see Olivia; Olivia, intrigued by the impudent young “boy,” contrives to get “Cesario” to return by sending her steward, Malvolio, after her with one of Olivia's rings.  Viola realizes to her dismay that Olivia has fallen for her Cesario rather than Duke Orsino – complicated by the fact that Viola has had stirrings herself for Orsino.