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"Shipwrecks, confused identities, friendship, love and connivance: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has more plot twists than Gilligan's Island and much better poetry." So say the folks at the Open Door Theatre, who are putting on a production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy at Carrboro's ArtsCenter (see cast members pictured, from top to bottom: Jennifer Neale, Rick Lonon, Kevin Poole and Benjamin Beecher). Set in the mythical land of Illyria, the play follows the tribulations of twins Viola and Sebastian, each of whom thinks the other is dead when they are separated after a shipwreck. Their mutual peregrinations eventually cross in unexpectedly poignant and comic ways: Viola finds herself disguised as a boy in the employ of a Count, who uses her as a messenger to woo a Countess, who in turn finds herself in love with Viola's male persona. Viola, as it turns out, has fallen in love with the Count, and when Sebastian arrives, the plot becomes ever more complicated. Directed by Michael Babbitt, Twelfth Night runs Jan. 2-20 at the ArtsCenter. Call 933-4650 or visit www.theopendoor.net for details.

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