‘Lions of Illyria’ Opens Feb. 26

LALT News:

Join the Los Alamos Little Theatre for Lions in Illyria Feb. 26-March 6. The play is on stage 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and adapted by Robert Kauzlaric, the story has been adapted for all ages with themes of friendship, bullying, love, and sibling rivalry, plus epic sword-fighting, dancing, disguises, and silliness!

Four adult actors bring the story alive, transforming into a crazy cast of animal characters inhabiting the magical world of Illyria.

Separated from her brother by a storm at sea, the young lioness Violet must brave an unknown country all alone. Disguised as a boy, she joins up with a preposterous peacock on a quest to claim the attentions of the most graceful gazelle in town.

But soon Violet is torn between multiple masters and her adventure takes a turn for the absurd when she becomes entangled in the clownish antics of a wacky warthog and his featherbrained dodo sidekick. Travel to the weird and wonderful land of Illyria in a magical comedy loaded with music, monkeys, and mayhem.