(Canadian Stage/York U Theatre Dept). The comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced love is performed outdoors. Previews from Jun 30, opens Jul 14 and runs to Sep 3, Wed, Fri, Sun 8 pm. Pwyc, $25 reserved seating. In the Amphitheatre.
Set in a funky 1970s hotel, this years comedy instalment follows Viola (Amelia Sargisson) who, after surviving a shipwreck, disguises herself as a man and lands a job as a bellhop. Director Tanja Jacobs maximizes the Bards amusing set-ups that stem from Violas gender-swapped disguise and ensuing cases of mistaken identity (especially after her twin brother shows up). With funny vintage costumes (imagine disco-dancing knights in bad plaid pants, and a fool decked out in tie-dye) this cute comic romp has the quirky and kitschy feel of a Wes Anderson flick.
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Location - High Park