Frog and Peach Theatre Company Returns to Sheen Center with TWELFTH NIGHT
Celebrating more than 20 years of creating Shakespeare for everyone, Frog and Peach Theatre Company follows up their acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with another classic comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT which begins performances Friday, February 22nd and opens Monday, February 25th.
Frog and Peach transforms The Sheen Center Black Box Theater once again, this time into the seaside kingdom of Illyria, replete with fiendish pranks, public brawls, and a rocking score by Honey West's Ted Zurkowski, in this startlingly modern romp. TWELFTH NIGHT will play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 17th. Tickets are $24.95-$29.95 and can be purchased at sheencenter.org/shows/twelfthnight.
With their productions designed to be welcoming to all and resonant with the modern, everyday person, Frog and Peach Theatre Company brings their signature streamlined Shakespeare back to The Sheen Center in TWELFTH NIGHT. The celebrated comedy, centered on twins Viola and Sebastian separated by shipwreck, has easily maintained its relevance for over 400 years, with its commentary on gender identity and sexual ambiguity cleverly disguised as a case of mistaken identity. Frog and Peach apply their quick wit and swift cinematic pace to another hilarious evening with the Bard that's accessible, entertaining, and over before you know it.
Co-founder and Artistic Director Lynnea Benson directs Frog and Peach's production of TWELFTH NIGHT. Fellow co-founder Ted Zurkowski-a member of the band Honey West, alongside Ian McDonald (co-founder of King Crimson and Foreigner)-composes original music for the production.
The cast of TWELFTH NIGHT includes Martin Bodenheimer, Jamar Brathwaite, Alyssa Diamond, Dani Franco, Daniel Garcia, Shashwat Gupta, Kevin Hauver, Steve Mazzoccone, Karoline Patrick, John L. Payne, Richard James Porter, Blake Kelton Prentiss, Kyle Primack, Amy Frances Quint, Steven Ungar, and Jonathan Reed Wexler. Lighting Design is by three-time tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Dennis Parichy. Sets and costumes are by Asa Benally. Choreography is by Geneva Jenkins with fight direction by Marcus Watson. Rafaella Rossi serves as stage manager.
The playing schedule for TWELFTH NIGHT is as follows: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.. Tickets are $24.95-29.95 and can be purchased at sheencenter.org/shows/twelfthnight
Photo by Maria Baranova