Shine Darkly, Illyria takes over where Twelfth Night ends


Ovation Award winning writer Meghan Brown and Ovation Award winning director Amanda McRaven re-team for a new work, Shine Darkly, Illyria presented by Fugitive Kind Theater. Using Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as a jumping-off point, Shine Darkly, Illyria continues Shakespeare’s story by following what happens to the characters next.

On the island paradise of Illyria, inhabitants do reverence to the Moon and revel at nightly moonparties. Love, sex and dancing abound, but no children are ever conceived. Gender boundaries in sex can be rather fluid (Some of Shakespeare’s original characters engaged in cross-dressing, after all).

The Moon has a favorite in the countess Olivia, and Olivia consumes moon dust as a euphoric substance. When The Moon attempts to warn Olivia of an upcoming ecological disaster brought on by humanity’s environmental neglect, Olivia does not listen. Nature hands the Illyrians an ultimatum: evolve or die.

Featured in the cast are Julia Aks, Robyn Buck, Jennice Butler, Alana Marie Cheuvront, Jessica DiBattista, Emily L. Gibson, Sage Howard Simpson, Mercedes Manning, Jeff Marras, Tyler Menjivar, Jim Senti, Jason Vande Brake and Benny Wills. Costume design: Allison Dillard. Lighting design: Karyn Lawrence. Set design: Jeanine Ringer. Sound design: Ray Salas. Stage manager: Rebecca Lynne.

May 6 – 29, 2016
Fugitive Kind Theater
McCadden Place Theatre
1157 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood, CA 90038
Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 4pm and 8pm, Sun. at 7pm
Tickets are $25. Saturday matinee performances are Pay What You Can.
Tickets: (702) 204-6179 or
For more about the company, visit


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