Seattle Shakespeare Company presents its Wooden O free, outdoor summer plays – Twelfth Night and The Winter's Tale – running tonight, July 12 through August 12. Both plays will perform in park venues throughout King County. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are heartily encouraged.
2012 Wooden O Outdoor Season:
Directed by Makaela Pollock
Love has everyone unglued in Illyria. When Viola, a castaway, disguises herself as a boy to find work as Duke Orsino's servant, she gets caught in a compromising love triangle. Meanwhile, Olivia's household cranks up their mischief making by tricking a stuffy steward into believing his mistress has fallen for him. This treasured comedy brims with wild infatuations, delightful antics, and beloved comic characters.
THE WINTER'S TALE
Directed by Mary Machala
Jealousy and suspicion tear at the heart of King Leontes, a man who seems to have everything. Accusing his wife of infidelity, his rash choices plunge himself and those he loves into a winter of despair and regret. Yet true love can work miracles and forgiveness can heal deep wounds as an exiled princess and a wise woman orchestrate one of the most touching reunions in all of Shakespeare.