A Florida theater is staging a traveling 45-minute production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and setting it at a summer camp.
Nicknamed “Wet Hot American Twelfth Night” after the film and TV series that, according to director Jen Wiseman, partially inspired the adaptation, Twelfth Night will be performed by a traveling company from the Asolo Repertory Theatre at local schools and community venues through November 24.
“Our goal is to bring something to the schools that will make the students feel like they can see themselves in it,” Wiseman said in a YourObserver.com article about the production. “This text is alive. It’s funny, sexy and adventurous.”
The production is part of an annual initiative called the New Stages Tour that puts third-year M.F.A. acting students at Florida State University in a condensed Shakespeare adaptation.