September 27, 2016 - September 29, 2016
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First premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and now participating in Shakespeare 400 Chicago, Piya Beharupiya
is an award-winning Hindi translation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
, filled with a cast of unforgettable characters. Amidst the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged: one by Duke Orsino against the indifferent heart of Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward Malvolio. When Orsino engages the crossdressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Part of the 2016 Eye On India festival
, the production combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare wrote.