Twelfth Night is arguably the most human of all of the comedies written by Shakespeare. It contains something that is so real to the human experience that it is impossible to walk away without recognizing some of ourselves in the characters. It seems to catch the elements of loss, love and pain that make humanity the feeling creatures that we are. The director, Jeremy Riggs, uses this information in his approach to the play, causing a somewhat darker feel. Under his direction he is attempting to find the real sense of the emotion as the play moves through its assigned scenes. According to Riggs, by putting the focus on the reality of the situation in which the characters find themselves, an honesty arises that makes one recognize and empathize with the characters in the play.