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Playhouse's 'Twelfth Night' offers refreshing fun

Playhouse's 'Twelfth Night' offers refreshing fun

Show director Joshua McKerrow couldn't resist coloring outside the lines by unveiling William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" at Laurel Mill Playhouse in a special performance on the first Tuesday in January, during the little theater's usual tech week.

According to the traditional Christian calendar, Jan. 5 is the twelfth night of Christmas. McKerrow's cast and crew proved more than up to the challenge of presenting an early opening show.

Appropriately bawdy in the spirit of 17th-century revelry, the comedy may have been performed for Queen Elizabeth in 1601 (around the time that Shakespeare penned "The Tragedy of Hamlet"), decades before...