Mercury II project
The Simple Truth
written by Ken Yoshikawa
The Simple Truth is both a prequel to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and a story of struggle and revolution.
We follow Sebastian and Antonio to Antonio’s home city of Bonavia, where there stands a beautiful city and a more beautiful forest, which the late king lawfully declared to be his very body to be preserved and untouched after his death. We also follow Princess Ethelia as she navigates an unstable kingdom, as she watches her brother strain to fill their father’s shoes in the midst of an insurrection and the distant machinations of their longtime enemy, the Illyrian Count Orsino.