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A Big Easy, love-filled "Twelfth Night"

Twelfth Night Directors love to mess around with William Shakespeare's plays -- they can stand up to lots of transformative interpretations, and besides, what's Shakespeare going to do about it? -- so it doesn't come as a shock that Barry University's Hugh M. Murphy has come up with a doozy of a take on Twelfth Night.  Dubbed The Twelfth Night Project, Murphy's production moves the comedy from Illyria to New Orleans in the late 1960s.

Mcley LaFrance (left) plays Sir Toby Belch to Jason DeWitt's Malvolio in a show that incorporates songs like Amy Winehouse's Rehaband Flo Rida's (You Turn Me) Right Round remix.  Sounds groovy, no?

Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Barry's Broad Auditorium on the campus at 11300 NE 115th St. in Miami Shores.  Best of all -- it's free.