Twelfth Night | Lincoln Park Conservatory | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Twelfth Night Closing (Theater and Galleries) Free Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19 2015

Following the biological imperative that the dark nights around the solstice should be filled with as much light as possible, Midsommer Flight has brought its Shakespeare-in-the-parks act indoors with a bright and joyful rendition of Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The cast has great fun with Shakespeare's tale of love and mistaken identity (a plot summary that, yes, could apply to almost all the comedies), particularly Jared Dennis as Malvolio, Elizabeth Rentfro (who also cocomposed the original music) as Maria, and Adam Habben as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who challenges Meredith Ernst's impassioned Viola to a hilariously inept swordfight. I should make a special mention, too, of Elizabeth Shorrock's costumes, all of which I coveted. —Aimee Levitt


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