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Shakespeare meets Mardi Gras

Erica Weinheimer and Eric Baldwin discuss a marriage proposal in Big Idea Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night; or What You Will.” This version is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season finale, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will,” opens Thursday, Nov. 3.

Set against the background of the first Mardi Gras in post-hurricane New Orleans, this “Twelfth Night” production is a riotous, fun-filled romp filled with drag queens, shipwrecked pirates and lovesick counts. Let the good times roll!

Elly award-winning director Brian Harrower takes the helm of this staggering ship of fools. The marvelous cast includes Big Idea Company members Kirk Blackinton, Justin D. Muñoz and Gina Williams, along with the remarkable talents of Eric Baldwin, Dan Beard, Joel Ellinwood, Laura Kaya, Shawn B O’Neal, Christa Quinn, Jacob Vuksinich and Erica Weinheimer.

Head to the theater for $10 “Thrifty Thursday” shows during the first two weeks of this five-week run. General admission on other dates is $15 with SARTA/League/senior/student tickets priced at $13. Performances of “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will” are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3) and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (Nov. 6, 13, 20).

Big Idea Theatre is located at 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento. For tickets call the box office at (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.

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