With the current political and world setting these days, Shakespeare is as timely as ever. The characters in Shakespeare’s plays may speak a little differently than we do today, as most of us probably do not regularly converse in Iambic pentameter, fight with swords, speak and write in old English, or wear cross-gartered stockings. That being said, the storylines that involve women having to act as men to protect themselves, the jealousy between lovers, drunken debauchery, and the foolishness demonstrated by some politicians are as relevant today as they were over 400 years ago. Some things truly never change.
To make your own comparisons between the early 1600s and the early 2000s, we encourage you to see the Winters Theatre Company production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” opening on Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. in the Winters Community Center outdoor amphitheater. The production will continue on Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 5, 11 and 12, starting at 8 p.m.
There is a certain “magic” about seeing a performance under the stars on a warm summer night, and we invite you to bring a chair or blanket to spread out on the lawn and enjoy the “midsummer madness” with the Winters Theatre Company. Refreshments will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Local Yolo County wines will also be available for purchase.
Ticket prices are $5 general and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available on the Winters Theatre Company website at http://www.winterstheatre.org/ and at the door on the show dates.