Twelfth Night

directed by TOM QUAINTANCE
Wurtele Thrust Stage

A romantic Shakespeare comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a boy and quickly finds favor and employment with the lovesick Orsino, who pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and plenty of mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

Three things to know

  •  Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is equal parts romance and comedy, but this production skews more toward love (and not just of the romantic variety).
  • There may be contemporary elements, but the story isn’t set in the modern world. Expect music, beauty and delight … but no cell phones.  
  • The ensemble cast, featuring 10 local actors, supports what director Tom Quaintance describes as an “actor-driven” event.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $25 to $79.

Pro tip: Preview performances start at $15 (February 8–13). Hurry, these go quickly! 

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ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Venue info

Twelfth Night will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

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Ann Closs-Farley

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Sartje Pickett

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Carla Steen

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Jill Walmsley Zager

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