Twelfth Night

February 27 - April 05, 2013 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage
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This season the Guthrie welcomes internationally acclaimed Propeller to present Twelfth Night in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew, two comedies full of mistaken identities, transformations and deception. Well known for communicating the genius of Shakespeare with a distinctive physical approach including the use of an all-male company, Propeller presents Shakespeare with clarity, speed and imagination. Britain’s The Stage raved, “Propeller makes Shakespeare feel sharp, contemporary and urgent without skimping on the language or cutting corners. And for young audiences, I can’t imagine a more exciting introduction to our greatest dramatist.”
Read Propeller reviews

Twelfth Night is the one where … Viola (disguised as a boy) works for Duke Orsino, with whom she falls in love while wooing (on his behalf) Olivia, who falls in love with the boy Viola appears to be. Malvolio wears cross-gartered yellow stockings.

 

Run time: 2 hours 45 minutes including intermission
This production contains nudity.

Cast

Feste
Liam O'Brien
Orsino
Christopher Heyward
Curio/Priest
Arthur Wilson
Viola
Joseph Chance
Sebastian
Dan Wheeler
Sea Change
Benjamin O'Mahony
Olivia
Ben Allen
Malvolio
Chris Myles
Sir Toby Belch
Vince Leigh
Maria
Gary Shelford
  Sir Andrew Aguecheek
John Dougall
Antonio
Finn Hanlon
First Officer
Lewis Hart
Second Officer
Darrell Brockis

 

Artistic Staff

Director
Edward Hall
Designer
Michael Pavelka
Lighting
Ben Ormerod
Music
Propeller
Sound
David Gregory
Text Adaptation
Edward Hall & Roger Warren
      Associate Director
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

Learn More

Download Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew Education Packs from the Propeller website.
Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew play guide created by the Guthrie Theater

Photos

Twelfth Night production photo
Twelfth Night production photo
Twelfth Night production photo
Twelfth Night production photo
production photos by Manuel Harlan

Video

WCCO-TV: Chris Myles and Dan Wheeler talk about men playing women, playing for American audiences and Shakespeare's comedy. 

 

Print

Features

Star Tribune: Propeller company brings two Shakespeare plays to Guthrie
City Pages: Propeller brings Shakespeare to life, warts and all

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