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Pack a picnic... Twelfth Night Opens!

*** Twelfth Night opens this week! ***


Fun and Affordable for the Entire Family!


What could be better than gorgeous Shakespeare, a glorious northwest summer evening, and a picnic with your friends and family? Grab the gang, pack your basket and come on down. A truly special evening right in downtown Hillsboro!


As is the norm for Bag & Baggage, this summer’s production of Twelfth Night will be unlike anything you have ever seen!


Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Scott Palmer, performed and designed by professional artists, Bag & Baggage has relocated the action in time and place, to the height of the roaring twenties…think Shakespeare meets The Great Gatsby…and will transform the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza into an East Coast garden party that even F Scott himself would be proud of!


More info, or Buy Tickets Online: http://www.bagnbaggage.org/shows-2009-10/shows-twelfth_night.html , or call 503-345-9590


>>> Tickets just $10 each (thanks to our generous sponsors!)


Hillsboro Chamber Night July 29th - SOLD OUT


Gala July 28th - $40 includes dinner - SOLD OUT!


Public performances July 30th through August 14th, Thu-Sat eves at 7pm


Presented at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro - between 1st and 2nd on Main Street.




An interview with Viola, Arianne Jacques:


"My true passion lies in Shakespeare, and I absolutely love being in this show. My cast mates are phenomenal, the vision for the play is amazing, and Scott is truly at his best when directing outdoor shows."


Arianne is Bag & Baggage's wonderful box office manager. Read complete interview with Arianne: http://www.bagnbaggage.org/files/10twelfthnight/Viola_Interview.pdf




What Parents Need to Know:


As with all of Shakespeare’s comedies, Twelfth Night does include some adult humor and bawdy jokes. The plot is a little complicated, so younger audiences may need some help from parents to make sure they understand all of Shakespeare’s plot twists and turns. The story also includes some treatment of the character of Malvolio that some children might find cruel or mean spirited. We do not recommend this production to children under the age of 13.


What parents and families can discuss:


Shakespeare was a master of mistaken identities, and Twelfth Night is perhaps the greatest example of this kind of plot device. Families can discuss questions about how people define themselves by how they look and dress, and how others react to them based on their clothing and image. Because the play deals so much with gender, families can also discuss how the kinds of clothes we wear communicate a lot about our gender and our relationships. Also, families can explore the way Malvolio was treated by the other characters in the play; did Malvolio get what he deserved? Why do the other characters dislike him so much?






Grant Awarded to B&B! Bag & Baggage has been awarded our first ever Oregon Arts Commission Operational Support Grant for $4000! Click to read full press release.


Scott Palmer wins Award! Arts Leadership Award: Scott Palmer, Artistic Director, Bag and Baggage Productions - Scott is being recognized for his tireless dedication to increasing the visibility of, and building audiences for, the performing arts in Washington County. His efforts have led to grant funding, partnership building and the launch of a quarterly Washington County Art Guide publication. Click to read full press release.




Bag & Baggage Productions - http://www.bagnbaggage.org - Business Address: PO Box 3176, Hillsboro, OR 97123 - 503-345-9590


Professional live theatre for residents of Washington County and beyond! Hillsboro’s only professional theatre, presenting classics, adaptations and fresh new looks at the world’s greatest dramas and comedies. Come and see an amazing show... again... for the first time.