Psychedelic 12th Night at ONU
The following photos were taken by Freed Center staff during a performance in 2007. Click on the images to see larger versions.
The guitar-shaped, raked platform designed as the playing space.
Viola and the Sea Captain arrive on the shores of Illyria, with beach bathers in the background.
Feste's return: Fabian the gardener (left) salutes female Feste (standing on bench), with Olivia in mourning clothes (seated).
Malvolio breaks up the party in the kitchen. From left to right: Feste, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby (singing on counter), Malvolio (in pink pajamas), and Maria.
Orsino's crash pad, with Orsino's band. Orsino shows affection for Cesario (far right); two servants stand in the background, dressed in bright pink and lime green outfits, inspired by Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The box tree/letter scene. Malvolio (right) contemplates the letter he has discovered, while Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian conceal themselves behind lollipop-shaped trees/guitar machine heads.
The end of the box tree scene. Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian adoringly thank Maria for the success of her scheme against Malvolio.
Madly in love, Olivia physically pursues Cesario (Viola).
Sebastian and Antonio at a bar in Illyria. The stage floor serves as the bar's counter top, while the bartender stands in the stage's circular opening (the sound hole of the guitar) with go-go dancers in the background.
Malvolio's entrance on his way to Olivia, "cross-gartered" and "yellow-stockinged." His costume features red platform heels, red hot pants, and a fishnet body suit over yellow stockings -- inspired by David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust.
Same scene; Malvolio approaches the shocked Olivia.
Same scene; Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria investigate the yellow-stockinged, cross-gartered Malvolio.
Sir Toby duels with Sebastian, as Fabian (left) looks on, and Olivia (right) breaks up the fight.
Feste lounges above the entrance to the wine cellar, where Malvolio has been imprisoned (again, the sound hole of the guitar).
Sebastian and Olivia prepare to be married by the "hippie" Priest (right) (does not enlarge).
Sebastian and Viola (left foreground) are reunited (does not enlarge).
Finale: full company singing "The Wind and the Rain" (does not enlarge).