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It’s Complicated—Shakespeare Style

Shakespeare may have written in the 17th century, but that doesn’t mean his plays have to be set in that era. The Raven Performing Arts Theater, for example, is setting its performance of Twelfth Night in the roaring ’20s. The play, one of the Bard’s romantic comedies, appears to have invented “it’s complicated” as a relationship category (with an identity- and gender-swapping twist): Viola is in love with Duke Orsino, who is head over heels for Countess Olivia. Meanwhile, Olivia falls for Cesario, who is actually Viola dressed up as a man. The play will be performed for free August 4–6 at 7:30 p.m. at West Plaza Park in Healdsburg. Bring blankets or chairs. For more information, go to