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Shakespeare's "The 12th night"









TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Haimanot Alemu

Sri Aurobindo Auditorium,
Bharat Nivas,

December 7, 8 and 9th at 7:30 p.m.



Synopsis of Twelfth Night:

Shipwrecked on the rocky coast of Illyria, the lovely and plucky Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario) to protect her honor in this strange land and finds employment as a page in the court of the lovesick Duke Orsino.

On another part of the coast, her twin brother Sebastian has survived the shipwreck due to the kind offices of Antonio, a pirate. 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.

Feste, the Clown, provides witty and sage advice to all… for a price. Meanwhile, the servant Maria, the drunken Sir Toby Belch, the hapless suitor Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Olivia’s attendant Fabian conspire to enact a riotous revenge on the hilariously presumptuous steward, Malvolio. This magical comedy is filled with Shakespeare's most indelible comedic characters and sidesplitting situations.

The Auroville Theatre Group is a unit of SAIIER (Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Educational Research).


The cast:

Ruslan ... Orsino, Duke of Illyria
Emanuele ... Sebastian, brother of  Viola
Krishna ...Antonio ... a sea captain and Sebastian's friend
Rena ... Valentine / Servant  and Tanya ... Curio ... attending on the Duke
Otto ... Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's uncle
Swar ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek, a suitor to Olivia
Jeff ... Malvolio, Olivia's steward
Masha ... Fabian, Olivia's attendant
Carl ... Feste, the clown
Elke ... Olivia, a countess
Saraswati ... Viola, sister of Sebastian
Srimoyi ... Maria, Olivia's waiting gentlewoman
Monika ... a gentlewoman, attending on Olivia
Thananayan and Murugan V ... Officers
Joachim ... Sea Captain and Priest
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Lighting Design by Jean L.
Costume Design by Kiran with Lively Boutique
Set Design by Jill, Inge K., Haimanot and others
Stage Manager ... Jill
Production Manager and Carpentry ... Thanajayan
Rapiers and Fencing ... Arseny
Directed by Haimanot Alemu






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