Twelfth Night Continues at Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Twelfth Night Continues at Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre by Sara Toth
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Thursday, Dec. 10

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

These, the opening lines of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (or What You Will), hold a promise for the following play. And when it comes to music, and love, Gannon University’s production of Twelfth Night is sure to have both in spades.

The play, halfway through its run at the Schuster Theatre, looks (based on the promo video making the rounds on Facebook) simple and straightforward in its presentation — shades of white, mostly, with a sparse set. It’s the kind of thing that lets the words take center stage.

And what words, indeed. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most-beloved comedies, and one of the most enduring (why do you think you giggle so much at Amanda Bynes in She’s the Man?). There are misunderstandings, assumed identities, a dash of slapstick, and a fair amount of gender-bending thrown into the mix as characters find themselves falling in love with one another. Get thee to the Schuster! — Sara Toth

8 p.m. Dec. 10-12 // Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras // 871.7494 // gannon.edu/Visitors-and-Community/Area-Attractions/Schuster-Theatre

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