Presented by the University of Houston and City of Houston , the Houston Shakespeare Festival has entertained nearly half a million theatergoers with free outdoor performances for 35 years. This year, the event will showcase productions of Twelfth Night and Pericles July 31 — Aug. 9 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Heralded by many historians as one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night (directed by Sidney Berger) focuses on shipwrecked heroine Viola. Separated from her twin brother, she assumes the identity of Cesario, a male page for Duke Orsino. Soon, she finds herself in an awkward romantic predicament. She falls for the duke, who in turn is in love with Lady Olivia. Adding to the complication is Olivia’s attraction to Cesario (aka Viola).
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