TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Furumoto
Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre
February 23 (Preview) February 24 (Opening) and runs thru March 12.
More information on dates and show times at http://www.arts.wisc.edu
Adult $20, Seniors (62+) $18, Friends of UT $16
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HERE’S THE LOW-DOWN OF THE PLAY!!!!
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, TWELFTH NIGHT was believed to have been written in the early 17th century as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion. This particular production will be an “east meets west” experience – setting the play on a South Sea’s island at the beginning of the previous century and focusing on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural casting.