“If music be the food of love, play on…”
There is a lot of heartbreak in Illyria—Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian has died in a shipwreck, the lady Olivia is in deep mourning for her father and brother, and Orsino is plagued with unrequited love. As the characters cling to their grief, Viola disguises herself as a man to survive in this new landscape. Through the comedic mistaken identities, a love quadrangle ensues that opens each of their hearts to the possibility of love again. With lots of laughs, Twelfth Night explores the darkness of grief, and the light that love can ultimately shine on it.