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Piedmont performers show range of motion, emotion
North Georgia theatre presents "Twelfth Night" and "All Shook Up"
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Piedmont theatre students Brandon Deen and Pearl Oppenheimer rehearse a scene from “All Shook Up.”

Shakespearean prose and Elvis’ shaking hips will make an appearance on the Piedmont College campus this month.

In its fifth anniversary season, North Georgia Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in the Arrendale Amphitheater and “All Shook Up” on the Swanson Center Mainstage in Demorest.

Performances of “Twelfth Night” are set for 7:30 p.m. June 18, 20, 25 and 27. Showtimes for “All Shook Up” are 7:30 p.m., June 19 and 26; and 2 p.m. June 21 and 28.

Tickets are available for $10. Season passes are available for $16. Picnic dinners are available from Sweet Breads, and the amphitheater is pet friendly.

Performed under the stars in the Arrendale Amphitheater, “Twelfth Night” is a classic mistaken identity comedy reminding us how complicated falling in love can be.

A shipwreck separates twins, Viola and Sebastian, leaving them in a unknown land and not knowing the other survives. Then Viola stumbles on a group of people who want love, but not each other. Posing as a man named Cesario, Viola gets mixed up in a vortex of affection and creates a love triangle.

Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” is a hip-swiveling jukebox musical.

A lackluster town where loud music, public necking and tight pants are banned soon gets turned upside down by a guitar-wielding roustabout named Chad. As Chad inspires the townspeople to bust a groove and fall in love, the less than lovable Mayor Matilda Hyde seeks out Chad to have him arrested and put an end to his boisterous public antics.

“All Shook Up” is a musical about fulfilling the need to find love and rebelling against anything that stands in the way.

For more information or tickets, visit www.piedmont.edu/fa or call 706-778-8500 ext. 1355.

 

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