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OLIVIA's Kitchen

Or what the cook saw of twelfth night

based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Adapted by R. David Valayre

Directed by R. David Valayre & Ket Watters

March 7, 8, 14 & 15, at 7:30 p.m.

March 9  at 3:00 p.m.

March 16 at 4:00 p.m.

March 10 & 17 at 2:30 p.m.

The Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Click below for the video trailer

spring 2019

Video Trailer of GenerationTheatre's 2018 production of  Olivia's Kitchen

Videography by David Wilson

A Twelfth Night of Resilience

 At the time of the London Blitz, Viola, who barely survived a shipwreck in the North Atlantic, turns herself into a boy, Cesario, to enter the service of Duke Orsino. Cesario is given the mission of conveying Orsino’s undying admiration to Countess Olivia. Olivia’s kitchen, half destroyed by the Blitz, is the meeting place of a rainbow of hopelessly human characters – the “lighter people,” the servants.

 And then, as if the war were not enough, enter Love:  Orsino loves Olivia – Viola loves Orsino – Antonio loves Sebastian – Olivia loves Viola, thinking she´s Cesario – Sebastian loves Olivia, thinking she´s a dream – Malvolio loves status, and power, thinking Olivia loves him – Sir Andrew loves dancing, fencing, and bear-baiting – Sir Toby loves drinking, and money, and herrings – Maria loves Toby, and Feste, and Fabian – Fabian loves a good jest – Curio loves to watch . . .

It´s madness!

It´s Twelfth Night!

Or What You Will...



R. David Valayre


R. David Valayre & Ket Watters


Alan Badger as Feste

Abhishek Das as Orsino

​Joyce Domanico-Huh as Viola

Fabien Ferhani as Fabian

John Frediani as Antonio

Marion Lovinger as Curio

Deborah Murphy as Olivia

Andrew Page as Sir Andrew

Karen Sellinger as Maria

R. David Valayre as Malvolio

Ket Watters as Sir Toby Belch

Natalie Watters as Sebastian


Katrina van Winkle


Jonathan Loo

Production Consultant,

Costume Design & Makeup

Vishalini Mona Vimal

Photos & Video

David Wilson

A GenerationTheatre Presentation

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