This weekend a high school in Danvers, Massachusetts will open its production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” which it has set on Nantucket. The local newspaper reports:
Where the “Twelfth Night” takes place on an island full of rich people, the Academy wanted to make its version “accessible to the Danvers community.”
“The cast is ridiculous,” a student told the paper, “and is not afraid to embarrass themselves.”
Danvers was originally known as Salem Village and is closely associated with the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.