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A scene from 12th Night:Buddy Haardt (Sabastian) and Vanessa Wassche (Countess Olivia)
A scene from 12th Night:Buddy Haardt (Sabastian) and Vanessa Wassche (Countess Olivia)
Richard Anderson

Wait a minute, this sounds like a line from a Shakespeare Play! Twelfth Night!

Two parents had two daughters, when, as time passed, the first born reached eligible age for marriage. As is the custom, the parents set out to find an suitable man for older daughter. They found a well educated youth, looking to join the list of physicians at a reputable hospital.

All arrangements were made and the time had come for the couple to meet for the first time; but it was not love at first sight. By tradition, not a problem, love will come as life progressed. But “boyfriend” was not smiling; was he going to commit to the older daughter, or walk away to wait for another?

As time for consideration ticked by, the sight of the younger daughter gave him a thrill. His eyes bulged, the lips quivered, his mind raced. “Should he or shouldn't he?” What? Yes, another literary moment! The "Aha!" moment had arrived, now it was time for valor, like Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night). “Boyfriend” clamed his heartthrob, the parents were happy, but the older daughter sat “like patience on a monument, smiling at grief” (Twelfth Night) again!

All of the above is true, and by now, you know I have just come from looking at a thrilling Shakespeare play, TWELFTH NIGHT, being well executed at CenterStage in Baltimore. The set, the actors as Malvolio, Duke Orsino, Countess Olivia et al. My bouquet to Vanessa Wasche (Countess Olivia). Sultry, dressed in black, reminded me of the seductive Elvira of Halloween Fame. Richard Hollis as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, is convincingly brilliant.

Yes, some are born great, some have greatness thrusted upon them, and there are those who are admired when they have achieved GREATNESS. The play ends April 6th.

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