Twelfth Night: Shakespeare Orange County
Date: August 2, 2013
Shakespeare Orange County has announced that their 22nd season will include TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL The award winning professional theatre company performs in the 550-seat Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA.
TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL is the ultimate fairy tale, previewing on July 18 and running through August 3. When shipwreck and storm deliver the beautiful Viola to the shores of Illyria, she dresses as a man in order to gain willful employment. A lost brother found, a bizarre love triangle, and a resolution of mistaken identities bring lovers together in one of the Bard’s most loved comedies. Veteran actors John Walcutt will play the part of Malvolio and John Frederick Jones returns in the role of Sir Toby Belch. Co-directors are Thomas F. Bradac and Alyssa Bradac.
Walcutt is a seasoned actor whose theatre credits include the title role in RICHARD III, and Cassius in JULIUS CAESAR with SOC, as well as work with SCR, the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, and the Folger Theatre Company, among others. He has guest-starred in nearly 200 television shows and has appeared in numerous films. Credits include TITANIC, SEA BISCUIT, GREY’S ANATOMY, GHOST WHISPERER, JAG, and MAD MEN.
Season tickets may currently be purchased online at the Shakespeare Orange County website: www.shakespeareoc.org or by calling 714-744-7016. The Festival Amphitheater is located in Euclid Park -- 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, CA. 92840. Performances for all SOC productions begin at 8:15 p.m. A special green show will be presented nightly at 7:30 p.m., and free pre-performance discussions with Dr. Kent Lehnhoff will be conducted on selected evenings. Picnic areas are available. For more information, call (714)-744-7016.
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