Olivia’s Kitchen: A Twelfth Night of Resilience and Revival at San Francisco’s Exit Theatre
GenerationTheatre will premiere its newest production, Olivia’s Kitchen, during a five weekend run starting January 20 and ending February 19, 2012 at San Francisco’s Exit Theatre. Curtain at 8:00 p.m. Fridays Saturdays, and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Olivia's Kitchen - Stage Photo
PRLog - Jan. 9, 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. -- Olivia’s Kitchen is an adaptation, or rather a remix, of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with an emphasis on the play’s fantastic vitality and actuality. “Although it is sometimes performed as a straightforward romantic comedy bordering on the farce, Twelfth Night is one of the most beautiful plays ever written about resistance, resilience and revival,” says writer-director David Valayre, “and that’s what we’re trying to bring to the surface. Virtually every character is trapped between desire and destiny. When the play begins, it seems that life has denied each and every one of them what they valued. By the end of the play, some will have obtained satisfaction, and some won’t – the play is not about the reward: it is about the journey, about life conquering all through resilience. Olivia’s Kitchen is Twelfth Night after Churchill’s ‘Never give in; never give in; never, never, never.’”
Through Olivia’s Kitchen, GenerationTheatre (http://generationtheatre.com) fulfills its triple mission: bringing new texts to life and new life to existing texts, offering exciting theater to the San Francisco Bay Area community, and appealing to a multi-generational audience. Now in its fifth year of existence, GenerationTheatre, is an ensemble of players that grew out of a group of Berkeley Rep theater students. It is now a non-profit theater company. The troupe’s original productions tackle subjects and styles as diverse as a father’s introspective search for love (4Soldiers); the magical revisiting of relationships (DiTCH), the fictional prolongation of Kafka’s life (BooKKeepers), or the mother-daughter-sister bond (Sea Turtles).
Olivia’s Kitchen, a play after Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, remixed and directed by R. David Valayre, incidental music by David H. Rosenfeld, interpreted by Andrea Satin, Andrew Page, Dascha Inciarte, Erica Andracchio, Joanne Grimm, Ket Watters, Nadine Defranoux, Nathan Putnam, R.D. Valayre, Terry Stokes, and Topher Clark.
January 20, 2011 at Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco (Powell BART Station) http://generationtheatre.com < http://generationtheatre.com > Ticket Prices: $40 - $30 - $20. Discounts for senior, students and groups.
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GenerationTheatre, a San Francisco Bay Area theater troupe, seeks to bring new texts to life and new life to existing texts; to offer exciting theater to the San Francisco Bay Area community; and to appeal to a multi-generational audience.