Shakespeare in the Park - Des Moines Beach Park

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Twelfth Night
Directed by Mary Machala
August 4 , 2019

Love Lost and Love Found. After a shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother, so begins a whirlwind of mistaken identities and unrequited love off the coast of Illyria. Ever resourceful, Viola disguises herself, sets out to conquer this strange land, and starts serving as a go-between for two lovesick households. When she falls in love with her employer, Viola gets caught up in a romantic knot that she must untangle. Just when things stretch to the brink of bedlam, her twin appears and everyone comes undone.

Why Do Fools Fall In Love? One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night brims with a lust for life and a longing for love. Shakespeare’s intrepid heroine matches wits with vivid and captivating characters who keep the sidesplitting antics rolling.

Love Struck Summer Fun. Romance and laughter on a summer night is a balm for the soul. Bring your family and friends to this tale where music is the food of love and miracles can happen if you just put your heart into it.


Short version: Shakespeare’s great comedy of love lost and found in a land where passions overtake reason and nobody is quite what they seem.