Stone Soup Shakespeare returns to Shorewood with one of the bard's most famous comedies – Twelfth Night – on Saturday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. on the Shorewood Public Library lawn, 3920 North Murray Avenue. (If there’s rain, we’ll be in lower level meeting room of the Shorewood Village Center.)
This year, Stone Soup Shakespeare takes on a David Bowie theme to explore Twelfth Night. The play takes place in Illyria where the Duke Orsino is pining after the Countess Olivia. Storms at sea nearby toss twins Sebastian and Viola onto different shores, each convinced the other perished and searching for a new life in this strange land. Viola masks herself as a man to work for the Duke only to find herself falling for him, while the Countess seems to be falling for her disguised servant self. Sebastian takes up company with the outlaw pirate Antonio, and all meet up just as Olivia's Uncle Toby's hijinks with some of the servants come to a head. Dust off your picnic baskets, shake out your blankets, then find a friend or a few, and let the play take you away!
Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespearean productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes. They strive to bring stories to life and showcase the breadth of the human experience in diverse and dynamic ways.
Stone Soup Shakespeare has been performing annually in Shorewood since 2014. Last year, their tour of The Taming of the Shrew offered a dynamic performance that combined courtship and competition with a western twist.
This event is sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library with funding from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.
This event is free and open to the public.
More information is available at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/