Viola washes up on the shores of the bewildering land of Illyria after losing her twin brother in a shipwreck. But what is Illyria exactly? In Dice Keeper: Twelfth Night’s 18-show run, no two Illyrias are the same — and no two Violas for that matter.
Dacha returns with the next iteration of our most audacious original format: Dice Keeper: Twelfth Night. In the Dice series, a small ensemble of actors memorizes the entire script of a Shakespeare show and the roles are randomized at the start of each performance. This year, we’ve added a brand new wrinkle – the Dice Keeper. The Dice Keeper changes the directorial concept for each performance with no warning to the cast. Has he set the show in the Wild West or has he replaced all the costumes with hospital scrubs?
Dice Keeper: Twelfth Night is a playful send-up of directors with over-imaginative interpretations of Shakespeare, and a love letter to all the actors, designers and audiences who have endured their whims. Most importantly, with each new concept the Dice Keeper is convinced that this is the best way to tell the story of Twelfth Night, and who knows, by the end of the show you may just agree with him. Directed by Mike Lion.
Tickets ($3-$55, pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.