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University Theatre Players presents Twelfth Night

University Theatre Players presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley, April 13th-17th, 2016 at The Etherredge Center at University of South Carolina Aiken. Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, is in love with his neighbor, the Countess Olivia. She has sworn to avoid men’s company for seven years while she mourns the death of her brother, so rejects him. Nearby, a group of sailors arrive on shore with a young woman, Viola, who has survived a shipwreck in a storm at sea. Viola mourns the loss of her twin brother but decides to dress as a boy to get work as a page to Duke Orsino. Despite his rejection, Orsino sends his new page Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo Olivia on his behalf. Viola goes unwillingly as she has already fallen in love at first sight with the duke. Olivia is attracted by the “boy” and she sends her pompous steward, Malvolio after him with a ring. “How will this fadge?”