Shakespeare details the wonder and agony of romantic love in “Twelfth Night.”
“The comedy comes from beautifully bittersweet situations,” said Jayce T. Tromsness, who’s directing the Warehouse Theatre’s production of the play.
“Twelfth Night” opens Thursday for eight performances through July 31 on the Warehouse’s stage.
Tromsness has created a brisk, 75-minute version of this comedy of disguises, mistaken identities, love triangles and practical jokes.
The play is set into motion by Viola, who disguises herself as a man and gets a job serving the Duke Orsino, with whom she falls in love. He, in turn, is in love with Lady Olivia but Olivia soon falls for the disguised Viola.
Tromsness has set the play in the early 1800s when English poets such as Byron were writing frequently of the pain of romantic longing.
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