TURNER — Imagine the movie “Tootsie” being performed on stage, only it is delivered in beautiful poetry and accompanied by sword fighting, elegant dresses, music, a singing clown and servants who enjoy meddling in other people’s lives.
This describes Leavitt Area High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” the comedic yet compelling story of twin brother and sister, Sebastian (played by Ben Dostie) and Viola (Darby Rose) who are separated and stranded in a strange town. Viola is forced to disguise herself as a boy and work for the Duke (Jacob White), while Sebastian must find a way to survive without his sister.
In the spirit of a true Shakespearean comedy, mistaken identity causes the characters to misdirect their love and affection.
“Twelfth Night” will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the high-school auditorium on Lower Street. Admission is $5. Tickets will be available at the door.
The sophomore class will put on a spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria.