Guthrie Theater: TWELFTH NIGHT in 12 seconds


(fun bouncy music)>>12 seconds on the clock.>>That’s the timer.>>That’s the timer.
SARAH: Is my maquillage okay? SARAH: Is my maquillage okay?
MICHAEL: Wait, are we beginning? MICHAEL: Wait, are we beginning?
I have to think about this, um… I have to think about this, um…
>>No, no thinking. Ready?>>No, no thinking. Ready?
(bell ding and timer clicking) (clock ticking)
LUVERNE: Okay, there’s a big storm! LUVERNE: Okay, there’s a big storm!
EMILY: Twin brothers. EMILY: Twin brothers.
SARAH: Twins. SARAH: Twins.
SUN MEE: Twins. SUN MEE: Twins.
TYSON: Twins lost at sea. TYSON: Twins lost at sea.
SARAH: “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” SARAH: “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
JOY: Oh! I’m in love! JOY: Oh! I’m in love!
I’m in love with you, too! I’m in love with you, too!
Why do you love me? Why do you love me?
I don’t know! I love you more! Ahh!!! I don’t know! I love you more! Ahh!!!
SALLY: TWELFTH NIGHT is about a SALLY: TWELFTH NIGHT is about a
character named Sir Toby Belch. character named Sir Toby Belch.
JIM: Blah, blah, blah. Some stuff… JIM: Blah, blah, blah. Some stuff…
And then Malvolio comes out. And then Malvolio comes out.
SUN MEE: Then I find out I was a woman. SUN MEE: Then I find out I was a woman.
Then she has a brother. Then she has a brother.
I fall in love with him. I fall in love with him.
We kind of do it. We kind of do it.
NATE: Um, I think… NATE: Um, I think…
When I think about TWELFTH NIGHT, When I think about TWELFTH NIGHT,
what intrigues me — what intrigues me —
LUVERNE: I wanna go to Count Orsino’s! LUVERNE: I wanna go to Count Orsino’s!
Go to Count Orsino’s and she spends Go to Count Orsino’s and she spends
some time there and she falls in love! some time there and she falls in love!
JIM: And then blah, blah, blah. JIM: And then blah, blah, blah.
And then more Malvolio. And then more Malvolio.
LUVERNE: All of a sudden… (tongue-tied) LUVERNE: All of a sudden… (tongue-tied)
(timer) (timer)
EMILY: She needs to preserve herself by EMILY: She needs to preserve herself by
dressing as her brother and serving –- dressing as her brother and serving –-
(timer) (timer)
Gah! I missed it! Gah! I missed it!
JOY: Ahh! Clowns! Clowns! JOY: Ahh! Clowns! Clowns!
(timer) Confetti. MICHAEL: TWELFTH NIGHT is about, uh, MICHAEL: TWELFTH NIGHT is about, uh,
different approaches to love and different approaches to love and
how often it can steer you into how often it can steer you into
strange, strange territory.>>We’ve got time left? Wow!>>We’ve got time left? Wow!
MICHAEL: I feel good about that. MICHAEL: I feel good about that.
Cogent. Cogent.
(timer) (timer)
Cogent. Ugh…

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