6th annual Shakespeare on the Lawn presents “Twelfth Night” at Ashford Manor
We love the mission of Rose of Athens Theatre as much as we love the company’s productions here on our lawn each summer — “Rose of Athens Theatre creates vibrant professional theatre that inspires audiences and transforms communities.” The local theater group without question brings vibrancy to our grounds, and enriches the local community with its incredible productions. Coming up next week they’ll present Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
For those who need a brush-up on this comedy by the bard, ship-wrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, become separated but manage to both — unbeknownst to each — are saved and brought to Illyria. Here, looking for work, Viola disguises herself as a man and finds work at the home of Duke Orsino, who’s pining away with his love for a Countess named Olivia. True to Shakespeare’s rom-com and mistaken identity style, Olivia meets and falls for the disguised Viola, who in turn has fallen for the Duke. Sebastian, meanwhile, turns up and falls in love with … who else but Olivia.
The play was written around 1601-02, but the amazing comedy of Shakespeare still plays to audiences 400 years later. And something we love is the family nature of these shows, allowing kids to take in Shakespeare in a relaxed setting. And Rose of Athens never disappoints with its fantastic productions.
Shows are at 8 p.m. nightly, Friday, June 27-29, with a special preview show at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26 for just $7. Tickets to regular shows are $18. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets, email email@example.com or call 706.340.9181.