by Alex Gonzalez
While some may not find Shakespearean literature exciting, Director Kevin Moriarty has crafted a show of epic, theatrical proportions. In the Dallas Theater Center production of the “Twelfth Night”, Moriarty takes a huge risk by emphasizing debaucherous aspects of the beloved Shakespeare play.
“Twelfth Night” itself refers to an Old English festival; the end of Christmas, where the entire town is eating, drinking and being merry. Moriarty’s version is set on a beach, where wild, young and attractive adults are participating in festivities that make it seem like spring break is taking place in the winter.
The cast members of “Twelfth Night” are all immensely talented, however, Delphi Borich’sm stands out the most. Boroch’s duality carries a heavy role, as she portrays Viola, who dresses as a male and takes on the identity of Cesario for the purpose of navigating society without the support of a man. Boroch also proves to have good on-stage chemistry with David Matranga, who plays Duke Orsino, whom Viola serves in the play.
Whether you’re a lifelong fan of the theater, or a person whose only exposure to Shakespeare is the hit 2006 film She’s The Man (which is slightly based on “Twelfth Night”), you certainly would be remiss if you didn’t catch “Twelfth Night” during its Dallas run.
“Twelfth Night” will be running at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre until April 28.