Tim Crouch: I, Malvolio
Tim Crouch: I, Malvolio |
“Look at you. Sitting there with your bellies full of pop and pickled herring. Laughing at me. Go on. Laugh at the funny man. Laugh. Make the funny man cry.”—Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Superlative British theater artist Tim Crouch returns with the latest in his series of solo shows inspired by Shakespearean characters. These comic performances are intended for young audiences, and they’re the perfect, slightly subversive introduction to the Bard for fidgety, bored adolescents. But they are equally appealing to adult audiences. Crouch’s smartly wrought turn as Malvolio, the pompous, pent-up steward who is grossly aggrieved, mocked, and subjected to humiliation in Twelfth Night, offers a hilarious and often unsettling rant from a man “notoriously wronged.”
A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes, and bullying, this one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. As Postcards from the Gods’ blogging reviewer said, “I, Malvolio is incredibly funny, utterly heart-breaking, deeply sophisticated, beguilingly simple, hugely compassionate, completely uncompromising and incredibly intricate…all at the same time.” Our Saturday and Sunday shows are programmed at earlier hours so kids (recommended for ages 11 and up) can also experience the magic of thought-provoking live theater, cleverly disguised as riotous rude fun.
Tim Crouch’s I, Malvolio is one of a series of contemporary theater events that utilize Shakespeare as a point of departure programmed by the Wexner Center to complement Ohio State’s partnership initiatives with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
|Date and time:||February 16, 2013|
|Location:||Wexner Center Performance Space|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|