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McHenry County College to Present "Twelfth Night" Comedy in November

The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College will present “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 in the theatre, Room D167. This production is set in 1930's Hollywood.

The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College (MCC) will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 1 and continues Nov. 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 in the theatre, Room D167 at the MCC. The College is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

Set in the golden age of Hollywood during the 1930’s, the lovely and plucky Viola disguises herself as a man to protect her honor in this strange land and finds employment as a page in the court of the lovesick Duke Orsino. But just as Viola falls in love with her new boss, the beautiful Olivia—whom Orsino is pursuing—finds herself attracted to this new young man, who’s really Viola in disguise. Meanwhile, the servant Maria and the drunken Sir Toby Belch conspire to enact a riotous revenge on the hilariously presumptuous servant Malvolvio. This magical comedy is filled with Shakespeare’s most indelible comedic characters and sidesplitting situations.

The cast features Shelby Conrad and Sally Weiss, both of McHenry; Lauren Freund, Jacob Garcher and Joe Rice, all of Woodstock; Mary Grzenia of Lake in the Hills, Klarissa Goggin, Tyler Kahanec, and Brianna McDevitt, all of Spring Grove; Cody Oates of Huntley, Elino Pucci of Harvard, and Jacqui Schmidt and Nathan Camacho, both of Algonquin.

Twelfth Night is directed by Jay Geller of Kildeer, with set design by Barry Norton of Cary, lighting by Rick Amundsen of Woodstock, costume design by Tish Lyon of Woodstock. Stage manager is Amber Vanderwyst of Woodstock.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for MCC students, faculty and staff, alumni and senior citizens.

Tickets may be reserved by phone at (815) 455-8746 or by email at jgeller@mchenry.edu. The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

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