Upcoming show

Valley Shakespeare Company to Present Seaside Shenanigans

For Summer 2020 Season
Performances will be Free to Public

Hilarious shenanigans, gender-bending disguises, ill-fated desires.   The conflict is all too close to home in one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, where stumbling romance and misunderstanding are in full bloom.  Separated from her twin brother after a shipwreck in Illyria, Viola disguises herself as a man to work in the local household of Duke Orsino. The closer they become, the more Viola gets acquainted with Orsino’s crush, the beautiful noblewoman Olivia. Much to their dismay (and to your delight), the trio is inevitably thrust into a love triangle of mistaken identity and wanton foolishness.  Valley Shakespeare Company will be resetting this classic tale of love and misunderstanding during the early days of prohibition in the Coney Island Boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Overflowing with quick wit and titillating trysts, this standout play by The Bard is sure to please with its captivating characters and one of his most dynamic heroines.

Valley Shakespeare Company at Western Oregon University will perform Hamlet Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 23, 24, 25, 26 & Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 30, 31 and August 1 on the Leinwand outdoor stage outside of Rice Auditorium on the campus of Western Oregon University. The show will feature lawn seating, so audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. All performances will begin at 8PM and are free to the public. The Friday performances will be interpreted.

For more information, please contact David Janoviak (Director):

David Janoviak
Chair—Division of Creative Arts
Western Oregon University
(503) 559-1551
janovid@wou.edu