On May 2nd, my friend Amy and I made the exciting decision to go view the OU University Theater perform the William Shakespeare play “Twelfth Night.”

Shakespeare took “Twelfth Night” to such an imaginative, amusing level with the placement of a beginning brutal shipwreck, misinformed identities, love triangles after love triangles, and characters of an overwhelming amount of passion and affection. During the play, I was constantly feeling an ache in my cheeks from laughing; it was truly and magnificently performed by the students of the OU School of Drama, embracing personalities and emotions of all kind.

Amy and I sat front row, inches away from the sand of the charming island. At first, we were completely overwhelmed by our seat placement, but as the play progressed, we became altogether encapsulated by the emotions flowing throughout the room.

Here’s a little introduction:

Duke Orsino is wholeheartedly in love with Olivia, but Olivia disregards him in every possible manner. Then, Viola arrives on the island via shipwreck, and with the assistance of the captain, she transforms herself into a man, calls herself Cesario, and makes herself, or “himself,” of service to Orsino. However, as Orsino sends Cesario to Olivia to try and win her over for him, Viola finds herself passionately in love with Orsino, and Olivia finds herself falling in love with Cesario. *Note* situations progressively grow more difficult, so prepare yourself.

If you’re in the area and have zero plans for the weekend, go see this breathtaking play put on by the OU School of Drama.