Synopsis (courtesy of Royal Shakespeare Company):
Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked; each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino.
Orsino is in love with Olivia. He sends Cesario with love letters to woo Olivia on his behalf. Unfortunately for the Duke, Olivia is taken in by Cesario’s disguise and falls in love with him.
Meanwhile, Viola has secretly fallen in love with Orsino, and Orsino is confused by his feelings for his new “male” servant. So, to recap: Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario/Viola.
Viola's brother, Sebastian, arrives with his friend and protector, Antonio, who rescued him from the shipwreck. Sebastian meets Olivia. She mistakes him for Cesario and asks him to marry her, he agrees.
Lots of confusion follows around the mistaken identity of Sebastian and Cesario, and exactly who is promised to whom. Eventually all is revealed, the brother and sister are reunited and the love triangle is resolved into two couples: Sebastian and Olivia, and Viola and Orsino.
Sunday, November 22 at 2:00pm
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Mainstage
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467