The aim is simple: to rescue Shakespeare from the fetishists and antiquarians and make him feel fresh and vibrant. "Maybe Shakespeare does belong in a museum," Walker says. "Maybe the only way to produce it should be a faithful revival. But when I go to the theater or see a movie, I want to see something new, something I haven't seen before. And I'm not sure most companies think that way."
Twelfth Dog Night atGrove Theater Center's Festival Amphitheater, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove, (714) 741-9555. Opens Fri. $18.50-$22.50. Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. (The production moves to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, on July 30.)