African-American Shakespeare Company nicely framed

It's the old "hide behind the frame and pretend you're a painting" trick at the current production of the African-American Shakespeare Company's production of "Twelfth Night," running through May 1 at the Buriel Clay Theater in the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. There are three large picture frames, one circular and two square, in a scene in which Sir Toby, Fabian and Sir Andrew hide behind them in order to watch Malvolio's reactions to a letter from Olivia. They each pose as famous portraits, among them Munch's "The Scream" and Leonardo's "The Last Supper" as well as Shakespeare. Master carpenter Henry Perkins refurbished the pine wood square frames and the circular plastic one to look like dark oak. $15-$35. (800) 838-3006. This article appeared on page F - 2 of the San Francisco Chronicle Read More >>>>>