Some stand outs but PRETTY FAR from Greatness
I have to agree with some other posts that the actors playing Malvolio, Olivia and Orsino did some stand out performances. They really committed to the characters and made them real but I wish that the rest of the cast had followed their example. The scenes with Toby and Maria and Aguecheek were painful to watch in how unfunny and dull they were. I never got that Viola loved Orsino or that she was even really scared that some guy who according to Toby had killed 3 people wanted to pick a fight.with her. For that matter the fight was weird with bulky swords in a modern set show a lost opportunity for some physical comedy. A lot of the play was lacking in drive and didnt play up a lot of the comedy thats in the script. Production is something of mixed bag with like I said some stand outs but needs some serious work on the comedy.
Twelfth Night on Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2011