Welcome to an uproarious world of drunkards and wine-drenched parties, depressive noblemen and dueling musicians, idiots and veteran jesters, religious zealots and erotic misunderstandings, performed to the beat of a live Balkan band. Pig Iron uses its highly physical performance style to ignite one of Shakespeare’s most wicked comedies, and infuses his wordplay with an immediacy that is alive, funny, and unpredictable.
Alternately absurd and heartfelt, Twelfth Night, or What You Will is replete with practical jokes, gender confusion, and mistaken identity. Girl washes up on beach, disguises herself as boy. Girl, disguised as boy, falls in love with Duke. Woos lady on behalf of Duke. Lady falls in love with girl-disguised-as-boy. Longing ensues. As does the imbibing of enormous quantities of alcohol, plus outrageously melodramatic breakdowns to “the saddest music in the world.”
(Premiered at the 2011 Live Arts Festival.)
In short: Toby Belch, gypsy-rock, eleven days, accordions, boy you look just like your sister.
Pig Iron brings a cast of familiar faces including the return of Birgit Huppuch (Isabella, Live Arts Festival, 2008). With music by Rosie Langabeer (Cankerblossom, Live Arts Festival, 2010).
Previous Live Arts shows also include: Welcome to Yuba City (2009), Pay Up (2005).
Directed by Dan Rothenberg Text William Shakespeare
Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
As always, come enjoy a delicious spiked drink, roast a marshmallow by the fire pits, watch Klip Collective's rave-tastic holiday light show, enjoy some savory food courtesy of chef George Sabatino, or just throw back some great local beers in the Lodge with your friends.
Rock Steady Soul Club @ The Lodge
Saturday 12.7 / 8pm-1am / no cover
Upcoming Winter Warmers:
Fri 12.13 - Shawn Ryan & Brian Cassidy of Universal Cave
Sat 12.14 - Locals+Only Holiday Party
While you're at the Blue Cross RiverRink, be sure to check out Waterfront Winterfest, which features:
- Ice skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink
- Food and beverages at the Lodge, a pop-up restaurant with Chef George Sabatino
- Art Star Holiday Market for all of your holiday shopping
- A holiday light show created by KLIP Collective
- Winter landscaping including groves of pine trees, rustic seating, fire pits, market lights, and a Christmas tree stand
- Daily holiday entertainment
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