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Twelfth Night at Hoover Theatre

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CAKES AND ALE: San Jose Youth Shakespeare stages the cross-gender story of shipwrecked twins and mistaken identity.

CAKES AND ALE: San Jose Youth Shakespeare stages the cross-gender story of shipwrecked twins and mistaken identity.

San Jose Youth Shakespeare is celebrating Christmas early with one of Shakespeare’s most gender-bent comedies. Originally performed on the final evening of Christmastide, Twelfth Night features plenty of cross-dressing and a bit of what historians have identified as metatheatre—that is, playing with the concept of acting in a play on stage. This production, staged by a group of young, local and talented actors (age 8-21), will be set in a 1890s California. The journey begins with a pair of twins separated in a shipwreck. Each twin thinks the other is dead and ends with a pair of marriages.

Twelfth Night
Thu, 7pm, $20
Hoover Theatre, San Jose

 

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