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      Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Bollywood-Inspired Twelfth Night in Austin

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      May 6, 2012

      Sunday   8:00 PM (weekly Thursday through Sunday for 16 times)

      2100 Barton Springs Road
      Austin, Texas 78746

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      Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Bollywood-Inspired Twelfth Night

      Featuring new music by Austin singer/songwriter Naga Valli, Austin Shakespeare welcomes young and old to a Bollywood-inspired production of one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies: Twelfth Night; or What You Will! Now in its 28th season of offering Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park. Twelfth Night is the story of “Viola,” a young girl disguised as the boy servant “Caesario” in the fantastic world of Illyria. “Viola” falls head over heels in love with her master, “Duke Orsino,” as he sends her to woo for him “Olivia,” the woman he loves. The story is also well-known for the silliest of meanies, “Malvolio,” who is tricked into wearing a distinctively unusual outfit to also woo his mistress “Olivia.”

      The show features dance moves by acclaimed Austin choreographer, Prakash Mohandas. Two guest artists from Washington DC top the cast with Mary Candler as “Viola” and Rafael Untalan as Orsino. Both are recent Master of Fine Arts graduates of the renowned “Academy of Classical Acting” from The Shakespeare Theater, Washington DC.

      “Bollywood is now a beloved part of our culture. Young people are especially delighted by its music and dance,” explained Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella. “Twelfth Night was also titled by Shakespeare “What You Will” and we embrace that sense of joy and mischief in our Bollywood costumes and sets!”

      Please visit AustinShakespeare.org or follow on Twitter @austinshakes or Facebook at facebook.com/austinshakespeare.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Kids & Family | Performing Arts

      This event repeats weekly Thursday through Sunday for 16 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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