12th Night
or Gun Fight at the Illyria Corral
A Wild West Romantic Comedy with Music
By William Shakespeare

Freely Adapted by David Grapes
and Robert Neblett
Arrangements and Original Music
by Vince diMura

If music be the food of love, then get ready for a good ol’ ranch-style cookout of Shakespearean proportions, as a desert twister lands the Bard’s most beloved romantic comedy in the middle of the Wild West. It’s Gunsmoke meets the Globe Theatre as the delicate Viola must disguise herself as a young deputy in order to survive in a town populated by an amorous sheriff and his barbershop quartet of deputies, a vain saloon madam in mourning, a puritanical prairie parson, and a group of drunken pranksters still fighting the Civil War. This new adaptation contains both traditional Western cowboy music and some toe tappin original songs.  This fun new take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy promises to be a riotous mix of mistaken identity, romance and music for the whole family - all topped off with a hilarious climactic high noon showdown at the Illyria


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