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Twelfth Night Production Has an Out-of-This-World Twist

Shakespeare may have lived in the 17th century, but that doesn’t mean his plays have to be set in that era—or even this galaxy. The Lake County Theatre, for example, is setting its performance of Twelfth Night on the planet Illyria. The play will be performed with live music and costumes that give it the feel of a sci-fi dramedy, one with an “it’s complicated” relationship theme: 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. And all of this happens in a galaxy far, far away. The play will be performed for free August 5–7 at 7 p.m. at Austin Park in Clearlake. Bring blankets or chairs. For more information, go to