Have you ever seen a Shakespeare production and thought, "This is great, but I was hoping for something more like Cruel Intentions
?" Have no fear, because Equally Represented Arts, or ERA, takes Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
and sets it in a 1990s high school. Twelfth Period, or Not Another Twelfth Night
, draws its inspiration from films such as Rushmore
, and features a clever young woman who disguises herself as a boy to attend Illyria Preparatory Academy. She falls in love with a boy unaware of her real identity, while he feels a strange attraction to his new friend. ERA presents Twelfth Period
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday (April 19 to May 5; no show on April 29) at the Centene Center for Arts and Education (3547 Olive Street; www.eratheatre.org
). Tickets are $15 to $20.