Hillside School's 'Twelfth Night'

For nearly 30 years, Jean has taught drama at Hillside Student Community, a small private middle-through-high school on the Eastside.

Here are a few photos from his most recent production of ‘Twelfth Night’ performed by a cast of ten 5th and 6th graders. Jean set the play 400 years in the future – a future in which Viola and her brother Sebastian are shipwrecked on the planet, rather than the island, of Illyria. The use of video screens allowed several of these astonishing young actors to double their roles, and they would occasionally find themselves acting opposite….themselves!

(all of the following were taken by the amazing photog/designer Leslie Howells)

Toby, Feste, & Andrew Aguecheek in full cry
Duke Orsino and Viola watch Feste perform 'Come away, Death' in triplicate
In her garden, Olivia declares her love for Viola, disguised as a man
Malvolio in the madhouse, visited by Feste in disguise
The video priest, played by the same actor who played Sebastian
Duke Orsino confronts Antonio, a pirate

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