One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Featuring live music and slapstick comedy, it is the perfect complement to a beautiful Berkshire summer evening under the stars.
In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options.
"They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to sing is great," drama teacher Nicole Boyer said.
Drawn from the rich holdings of the Chapin Library, the exhibit features works by Shakespeare in original editions, including all of the Folios, the 1640 edition of Shakespeare’s Poems, and late 17th-century printings and adaptations of some of his plays.
"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness.