Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, 11/22- 12/15
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, continues their 20th Anniversary Season with William Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night", playing November 22- December 15, 2013. This production is directed by CSC Artistic Associate, Sara Clark and features CSC Resident Ensemble members Brent Vimtrup, Corinne Mohlenhoff and Maggie Lou Rader. The production is generously sponsored by Rippe & Kingston and the production design is sponsored by Matson Money and Towne Properties.
In the wake of a shipwreck, Lady Viola (Maggie Lou Rader) washes up on the shores of Ilyria, penniless and alone. Disguising herself as a boy, she procures employment delivering love letters from the amorous Duke Orsino (Brent Vimtrup) to the object of his infatuation, the aloof Lady Olivia (Corinne Mohlenhoff). Things get sticky when Viola herself falls for the lovesick Duke, then stickier still when Lady Olivia falls for the disguised Viola. Add into the mix a drunken uncle, a prudish steward and a wise-cracking fool, and you've got a knot only time can untangle. Audiences will enjoy a traditional Elizabethan staging of this classic Shakespearean gender-bender, "Twelfth Night".
"Twelfth Night" will be directed by CSC Artistic Associate Sara Clark who directed last season's smash hit "To Kill a Mockingbird". Sara says that "'Twelfth Night' is a play of interweaving rhythms, moods, and tones; a showcase of high verbal wit, low drunken antics, and everything in between-sitcom scenarios shot through with moments of true poignancy, elements of high farce contrasted with dark humor and a little tinge of melancholy. It's one of the best ensemble pieces in the canon, making it a great fit for this company of performers." She continues saying that "we've chosen to set the production as close to its original premiere as possible: during the Twelfth Night festivities at the Inns of Court around 1602. I look forward to embracing both the youth, vigor, and daring of the Elizabethan Age as well as the atmosphere of carnivalesque revelry characteristic of the Twelfth Night festival season in which rational hierarchy is turned topsy-turvy and nothing is quite what it seems."
Performances of "Twelfth Night" are scheduled from November 22- December 15, 2013 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Preview performances are on Wednesday Nov. 20 and Thursday Nov. 21 at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. No performance on Sunday Nov. 24 or Thursday Nov. 28. The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$31 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$35 on Fridays and Saturdays. If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees may apply. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.
For additional information on "Twelfth Night", including photography, or for interviews with any member of the cast or company, please contact Jeanna Vella by firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 513.381.2273 x. 3202 or visit www.cincyshakes.com.