Coeurage Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in July

Coeurage Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in JulyCoeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, adapted and directed by Kate Jopson. There will be one preview performance on July 15 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, July 16 at 8pm. Twelfth Night will play through August 13 at GTC Burbank.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Amielynn Abellera, Jaime Barcelon, Rodrigo Brand, Kamar Elliott, Dieterich Gray, Nardeep Khurmi, Graham Kurtz, Miranda LeRae, Leilani Smith, Lillian Solange, Hannah Tamminen, and Randolph Thompson. Scenic design is by JR Bruce, lighting design is by Bo Tindell, and costume design is by Benita Elliott. Original music is composed by Oscar Moncada, and the stage manager is Katheryn Bryant

Escaping the turbulence of their homeland, Viola and Sebastian risk a perilous journey to Illyria hoping to find security and a new life. When their boat sinks and the twins fear each other dead, the adventure truly begins. Welcome to an Illyria peopled by street musicians, eccentric young affluence, immigrants, and the media-obsessed in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Interpreted through a lens of social consciousness and supported by the timeless text, this Coeurage Theatre Company production takes a critical look at cultural isolation and the beautiful, dark, and deeply human longing to belong.

Director Kate Jopson is Artistic Director of The Flagship Ensemble, Associate Artistic Director of Circle X Theatre Company, and co-founder of the devising group Hephaestus Co. She has directed site-specific, immersive, and traditional theatre in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Jopson has assisted at the Seoul Arts Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Theatre @ Boston Court, A.C.T, CalShakes, and The Magic Theatre. She was Experience Director for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Associate Artistic Director for Woman's Will. She has been a guest lecturer at UC San Diego and CU Boulder. www.katejopson.com

There will be one preview performance on Friday, July 15 at 8pm. Opening is set for Saturday, July 16 at 8pm. The running schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and the engagement will end on Saturday, August 13. All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis, and may be reserved online at www.coeurage.org/twelfth-night or by calling (323) 944-2165.

GTC Burbank is located at 1100 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank, 91506. Street parking is available.

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