Malvolio's Revenge

A sequel to Twelfth Night; due to Malvolio scheming with Sir Andrew and Antonio the pirate, Viola's female clothes have disappeared and Orsino won't admit she's a woman till they're found, Sir Toby suspects Maria of recent infidelity with Sebastian, and Olivia's once again depressed. So Viola and Sebastian switch places once again, this time on purpose. A Queer take on the Happily Ever...
A sequel to Twelfth Night; due to Malvolio scheming with Sir Andrew and Antonio the pirate, Viola's female clothes have disappeared and Orsino won't admit she's a woman till they're found, Sir Toby suspects Maria of recent infidelity with Sebastian, and Olivia's once again depressed. So Viola and Sebastian switch places once again, this time on purpose. A Queer take on the Happily Ever After ending of the original play.
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Malvolio's Revenge

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  • Vince Gatton:
    21 May. 2021
    A sequel to Twelfth Night that's a charming, funny, and thoughtful winner. Refreshingly modern in its notions of gender and sexuality while staying fully grounded in the world of the original, Pflaster gives us a respectful and respectable pastiche of Shakespeare (including some delicious wordplay) that's fun and funny without devolving into spoof or parody. (There's a "Good Knight" bit that heads into "Who's on First" territory in a great way.) Made with (and about) love and care, Malvolio's Revenge sees 12th Night's happy ending, and gets it, sure, but...has a few questions.
  • Chris Rivera:
    18 Mar. 2021
    A great sequel to 12th Night that addresses all those questionable endings. Was it really happily ever after? Pflaster delivers on Shakespeare's promise of Malvolio's Revenge. So many great roles for actors, and fantastic characterization that captures the true spirit of the original. Purposeful and poignant, this sequel is not fluffy fan fiction, it's (in our times) necessary examination.
  • Doug DeVita:
    14 Nov. 2020
    How wonderful! Duncan Pflaster has provided a sequel to Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT that is so smooth a continuation one thinks he was not only inspired by, but guided by the hand of old Will himself. (Pflaster's mastery of Shakespearian language is enviable.) Read this if you want to have a gay old time seeing what (might have) happened to all those wacky gender-benders on Illyria. Or just read it, period! Better yet, produce it. Cakes and Ale for everyone!

Character Information

  • Viola
    23,
    Female
    Orsino’s betrothed, disguised as a boy named Cesario.
  • Sir Toby Belch
    40s-50s,
    Male
    Olivia’s uncle. Semi-Married to Maria.
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek
    30s,
    Male
    A foolish knight, in love with Olivia.
  • Sebastian
    23,
    Male
    Viola’s identical twin brother. Semi-married to Olivia.
  • Olivia
    30s,
    Female
    A countess. In love with and semi-married to Sebastian.
  • Malvolio
    40s-50s,
    Male
    Chief Steward for the Lady Olivia.
  • Lady Maria
    30s-40s,
    Female
    An ex-serving wench, now semi-married to Sir Toby.
  • Fabian
    30s-40s,
    Male
    A gentleman and friend of Sir Toby’s and Olivia’s.
  • Duke Orsino
    30s,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    A lord.
  • Clown
    40s-50s,
    Male
    Feste, The Lady Olivia’s fool.
  • Cesario
    (assigned male at birth - plot relevant)
    M, A musician and attendant on Duke Orsino. Also plays REPERTA, F, a Mysterious Lady.
  • Antonio
    30s,
    Male
    A pirate, in love with Sebastian.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Turn to Flesh Productions
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    2019