Optimist Theatre Twelfth Night Or What SHE Will
June 18 – August 7
Optimist Theatre will once again bring our touring show to multiple sites around the greater Milwaukee area and beyond with Twelfth Night or What SHE Will One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies + Optimist Theatre = Twelfth Night or What SHE Will . Optimist’s abridgment is 100% Shakespeare and a rare opportunity to illuminate the real people behind and relationship between Cesario (Viola in disguise) and the Countess Olivia (in mourning). Their reluctant wooing is both funny and poignant and a perfect counterpart to the antic and hysterical manipulation of self-important Malvolio at the drunken hands of Feste, Sir Toby Belch, Maria and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Merriment abounds as Viola and Olivia discover and declare their truths while Malvolio’s inevitable comeuppance is the comedic stuff of dreams.
The show will play in 10 outdoor green space throughout the greater Milwaukee area . Online registration (not the same as reservations) is greatly encouraged.
As always, all performances are FREE to attend.
Performance Information, Registration and Reservation
When and Where:
- Saturday, June 18th at 5:00 PM: Alverno College
- Sunday, June 19th at 4:00 PM: Mitchell Park
- Saturday, June 25th at 4:00 PM: Humboldt Park
- Sunday, June 26th at 4:00 PM: Sherman Park
- Saturday, July 2nd & 3rd: No Performances
- Saturday, July 9th: OPEN for possible rain date or additional performance
- Sunday, July 10th at 5:00 PM: Lincoln Park
- Saturday, July 16th at 5:00 PM: Forest Home Cemetery and Arboretum
- Sunday, July 17th at 5:30 PM: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts
- Saturday, July 23rd & 24th : No Performances
- Saturday, July 30th: OPEN for possible rain date or additional performance
- Sunday, July 31st at 5:00 PM: Lake Park
- Saturday, August 6th at 4:00 PM: Washington Park
- Sunday, August 7th at 5:00 PM: Marcus Performing Arts Center