Cross-dressing and confusion will hit Wish Theater next week when Masque and Gown puts on its production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."

"Twelfth Night" is a tale of misplaced love and mistaken identity. However, "Twelfth Night" is more complex than the typical Shakespearian comedy.

"I think what makes it stand out for me from a lot of Shakespeare's other comedies is that is has this sense of fun that most of his comedies have, yet it never becomes a cartoon like a lot of his plays do," said the play's director, Sam Plattus '12.

Alongside the laughs, however, is what Plattus refers to as the "very dark side" of "Twelfth Night," making it more engaging than the typical comedy. The play is also thought to be one of Shakespeare's most accessible works.

"It's a really good Shakespeare play to see if you don't have a lot of background because it's pretty easy to follow, the language isn't too dense, and the plot is very clear," Plattus said.

"Twelfth Night" will be performed at the Wish Theater on November 10 through 12. The first and last shows will take place at 8 p.m. and the second on November 11 will show at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available for $1 at the Smith Union information desk and immediately before the show at the Memorial Hall box office.

-Compiled by Christine Parsons.