Bilingual Delaware Shakespeare musical performances taking place October 8 and 21

After a two-year hiatus, the Delaware Shakespeare Community Tour returns with a new Spanish-English musical, “Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras.”

The world premiere adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” is co-written by Liz Filios and Tanaquil Márquez with contributions from Robi Hager, Patricio Hidalg and Ximena Violante.

The story is reimagined by Filios and Márquez to explore immigration. Violeta and Sebastian, twins from Venezuela, are separated in a shipwreck and must find their own way in Illyria, a land somewhat similar to contemporary America. The musical aims to celebrate the stories of Latinx immigrants and to ask what members of the local community can do to create a more level playing field for people seeking a better life.

Free, full-length local performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Georgetown Public Library and 7 p.m. Friday, October 21 at CAMP Rehoboth. Tickets must be requested in advance by emailing [email protected]

Now in its 20th season, Delaware Shakespeare creates year-round professional theater and educational programs for Delaware residents and friends. At Del Shakes, people from all walks of life celebrate and explore their common humanity through the lens of Shakespearean works. To learn more, visit delshakes.org.

William N. Fernandez