Lions in Illyria
by Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Flexible set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-042-2

Lions in Illyria
by Robert Kauzlaric

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Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Flexible set

Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. When young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea, she must find her way alone in an unknown country. Disguised as a boy, she finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town, but it's not long before Violet is torn between multiple masters and the whole menagerie is tangled in matters of the heart. Travel to the weird and wonderful land of Illyria in this magical, clever comedy.

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Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. When young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea, she must find her way alone in an unknown country. Disguised as a boy, she finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town, but it's not long before Violet is torn between multiple masters and the whole menagerie is tangled in matters of the heart. Travel to the weird and wonderful land of Illyria in this magical, clever comedy.

  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Flexible set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-042-2

Published Reviews

"One of the smartest adaptations of Shakespeare for kids that I've ever had the pleasure of seeing . . . It's not hard to make children's theatre funny. It's also not hard to make theatre that teaches a lesson. But a successful combination of both, that touches lightly--yet effectively--on subjects of bullying, addictive behavior and being true to yourself while trying to love someone else, adds up to a show that kids and adults alike will adore."

Chicago Parent

"The humor within the script is smart, wicked and silly . . . It has the fun and feisty attitude of an episode of 'The Animaniacs' or the classic 'Muppet Show.' It is self-aware without being meta and it makes a centuries-old classic story new again."

New City

"Lots of fun and very silly . . . Kauzlaric takes care to insert lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of being oneself (even when you're an actor dressed as a lioness disguised as a lion) that feel neither forced nor superfluous."

Chicago Reader

Production History

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Location
APR 13, 2017 - APR 13, 2017
Central High School
Knoxville, TN United States
Central High School Knoxville, TN United States
FEB 01, 2017 - APR 01, 2017
St James Catholic School
Seguin, TX United States
St James Catholic School Seguin, TX United States
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 21, 2016
Beattie Middle School
Highland, CA United States
Beattie Middle School Highland, CA United States
OCT 08, 2016 - OCT 08, 2016
St. Johns Country Day School
Orange Park, FL United States
St. Johns Country Day School Orange Park, FL United States
SEP 30, 2016 - OCT 29, 2016
Henry County High School
McDonough, GA United States
Henry County High School McDonough, GA United States
NOV 01, 2015 - NOV 30, 2015
Shawnee Mission NW High School
Shawnee, KS United States
Shawnee Mission NW High School Shawnee, KS United States
OCT 01, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
Sandy Springs, GA United States
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School Sandy Springs, GA United States
AUG 01, 2015 - AUG 31, 2015
The Sockdolagers
La Crosse, WI United States
The Sockdolagers La Crosse, WI United States
MAY 01, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015
Echo Ranch
Juneau, AK United States
Echo Ranch Juneau, AK United States
FEB 01, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
Lincoln College
Lincoln, IL United States
Lincoln College Lincoln, IL United States
JAN 01, 2015 - MAR 31, 2015
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
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Production Group
Location
APR 13, 2017 - APR 13, 2017
Central High School
Knoxville, TN United States
Central High School Knoxville, TN United States
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Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 2015 - MAR 31, 2015
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States

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