Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The Human Race Theatre Company Directed by Aaron Vega
The words will be Shakespearean, but the setting will be F. Scott Fitzgeraldean. The tale of mistaken identity, misguided romance and miscreants plotting nefarious schemes will be set in 1920s America instead of ancient Illyria.
REVIEWS: "This production satisfies,full of welcome surprises, including a 1920's setting that provides a wealth of great music from the era, much of it played on an on-stage grand piano by the jester Feste..." - www.examiner.com
"The Human Race Theatre Company offers an effortlessly enchanting, stunningly designed presentation of William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night"... Aaron Vega... the youngest director to stage a Human Race production, elegantly helms with a fresh and impressive awareness of the play’s conceptual intricacies and sparkling language. His decision to transport the setting from traditional Illyria to America during the Roaring Twenties is certainly a clever choice strikingly conveyed throughout the action by the cool, suave presence of pianist-vocalist-composer Christian Duhamel as witty clown Feste. Still, his astute attention to establishing the various pursuits of the Bard’s appealing characters, inhabited by a stellar cast, elevates the material beyond the unique era presented...“Twelfth Night” is a lighthearted escape from the winter doldrums that clearly suggests Vega’s first attempt at Shakespeare for the Human Race will not be his last." - Dayton Most Metro http://mostmetro.com/performing-arts-theater/present-mirth-hath-present-laughter.html