Mo`olelo Performing Arts explores immigration detention and its attendant horrors for the captors and captured
Binh H. Nguyen noon, Oct. 2
Toto, we aren't in Illyria! Director Robert Smyth and Lamb's Players have reset Shakespeare's "festive" comedy in Coronado, 1949. Mike Buckley's set, bathed in a wall-to-wall reddish blush, recreates the Hotel del. This light, always funny summer fare's a dizzying game of musical chairs: find your seat and find your identity. When the music stops, Malvolio stands alone. The evening includes music, played by Feste on a black baby grand, and pure-period costumes -- from Navy "whites" to the Hotel del's red dress/white-trimmed staff-wear. The ensemble cast is able all down the line. Special mention: Brian Mackey's Aguecheek, who moves like a slinky toy, Catie Grady's perplexed Viola, and Brian Rickel's Malvolio, who would love to feel love. He just hasn't a clue where to start [Note: due to popular demand, Lamb's Players extended the run of this show].