Tickets On Sale for TWELFTH NIGHT at Queens Theatre

Tickets On Sale for TWELFTH NIGHT at Queens Theatre

Queens Theatre (QT), in conjunction with the acclaimed Aquila Theatre, presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, an innovative and exciting new production directed by Aquila Theatre Artistic Director, Desiree Sanchez (BAM's Herakles). TWELFTH NIGHT will play 4 performances only at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368). Performances are Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3pm. Tickets are $42 for Friday?s performance and $49 for Saturday and Sunday performances; Rear seating $25 (for all performances). Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. (Senior discount available, $20 student rush tickets available day of).

Written in 1600 and set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior.

Aquila takes this great Shakespearean masterpiece and infuse it with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. Aquila's creative team frees the essential spirit of the play in a production that is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Although contemporary , the show still encompasses the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare's superb text. Aquila's excellent British / American ensemble of professional actors will bring their unique experience, dedication and creativity to Queens Theatre.

This new production promises to thrill and enchant. With a cast of superb performers and a remarkable original musical score, Aquila's much admired brand of innovative design and unique physical approach will undoubtedly be an experience not to be missed!

Featuring performances by Harriet Barrow (Royal Court, Liverpool; Manchester Royal Exchange), Lizzy Dive, Kali Hughes (The Royal Court Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester), James Lavender (Oxford Shakespeare Company, Teatro Vivo, British Shakespeare Company), Norman Murray (BBC: Holy Cross), Calder Shilling and Wayne Willinger (Film: The Wolf of Wall Street).

The production features lighting design by Aquila Theatre founder Peter Meineck, costume design by Clare Amos, projection design by Dave Tennent, IMA and music composed by My Great Ghost. Christopher Marc is the production stage manager. Press Representation by Katie Rosin / Kampfire PR.

TWELFTH NIGHT schedule:

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3pm

Tickets are $42 for Friday?s performance and $49 for Saturday and Sunday performances; Rear side seating $25 (for all performances). Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. (Senior discount available, $20 student rush tickets available day of).

Perfect for ALL Ages.

Website: www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night
Photos: http://bit.ly/QT12NPhotos
Running time: Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
FREE PARKING

Car: Queens Theatre is accessible by all major highways that traverse Queens and is minutes away from Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Westchester. And the best part? Parking is always FREE. http://queenstheatre.org/getting-theatre for directions
Subway: 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Follow signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free Shuttle Service runs one hour prior to curtain and stops outside Mets-Willets Point station.

BIOGRAPHIES

Desiree Sanchez (Director) directed Aquila Theatre?s last season?s productions of The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac, Herakles at BAM in March 2012 and the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens in July, 2012, Macbeth and The Importance of Being Earnest for the 2011/12 season, and Six Characters in Search of an Author for the 2010/11 season; created movement for Aquila?s A Very Naughty Greek Play (Aristophanes? Wasps), Catch-22, Julius Caesar, The Iliad: Book One and The Comedy of Errors; performed in The Iliad: Book One at The Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece; and was the lead teaching artist for Aquila?s Shakespeare Leaders program in Harlem. Desiree had a twenty-year dancing career including working as a principal dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet where she worked under the direction of numerous directors and choreographers that included Francesca Zambello, Mark Lamos, Doug Varone, John Dexter, Franco Zeffirelli, Julie Taymor, and Andrei Konchalovsky. Other companies and choreographers she has worked with include the Boston Ballet, Neo Labos Dancetheatre, Donald Bryd/The Group, Sean Curran, Gelsey Kirkland, Bill T. Jones, Heidy Latsky, Eun Me Ahn in Korea, and Robert La Fosse. She has also collaborated with the Winnipeg Contemporary Dance Company of Canada and the Delfos Danza Compania of Mexico. She performed for the Papermill Playhouse as a featured dancer in the musicals, Carousel and The King and I. She has also taught at Long Island University, as a visiting associate professor of dance, Elliot Feld?s Ballet Tech and has a Certificate of Movement Therapy from The New School.

About Aquila Theatre:
Aquila Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit company founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and based in New York City since 1999. Aquila?s mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number. To this end Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately seventy American towns and cities each year.

About Queens Theatre:
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT?s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and feature international, national and local artists.

Who: Queens Theatre
What: Twelfth Night
Where: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
When: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3pm
How: www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or 718.760.0064

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