Shakespeare in the Park 2009 kicks off with a powerhouse production of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night. This beguiling comedy follows the romantic adventures of Viola and her identical twin Sebastian, both shipwrecked in the enchanted dukedom of Illyria. At the helm of this time-honored story of cross-dressing and mistaken identity, all in the name of love, is Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan.
Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway makes her Public Theater debut playing Viola, and is joined by Michael Cumpsty as Malvolio; three-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza as Orsino; Hamish Linklater as Sir Andrew Aguecheek; four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Olivia; two-time Tony Award nominee David Pittu as Feste; and Jay O. Sanders as Sir Toby Belch.
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