Flash Back to the 80s with Troupe- Twelfth Night Opens Tonight!

Good Evening Troupe and beyond!

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Well, it’s a new week, and that means it’s time for a new show! So journey  along with Stage Troupe as we go back in time to the 1980s for a totally fantastic time and a really rad show because

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Or What You will opens tonight!

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is one of Shakespeare’s most delightfully topsy-turvy comedies about mixed identities, shipwrecks, love triangles, and some serious tom-foolery. The story starts when Viola and Sebastien, twin brother and sister, are beached on the foreign land of Illyria, each thinking the other is dead. Lost and without prospects, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and begins serving the local Duke, Orsino. In love with the neighboring Lady Olivia, the Duke enlists the help of Cesario/Viola to woo her for him. Inconveniently, Olivia falls in love with Viola, who’s even more inconveniently in love with Orsino. What ensues is a complicated love triangle that’s made even more outrageous by the less than noble suitors in line to win Olivia for themselves. Add in a spunky maid, ridiculous manservant, and drunk uncle to make an interesting scene for Viola’s previously-presumed-dead twin brother to find when he enters the scene and complicates things further. Finally, after some false accusations and a few drinks, the play ends happily with three weddings and a musical number sung by none other than Feste, the fool.

Directed by Abi Oshins and Emily Prescott Technical Directed by Paige Hermann Assistant Technical Directed by Jake Shauli Produced by Cilicia Rios Assistant Produced by Lee Condakes, Brittany Kamson, and Kerriann Kelleher

The Cast

Viola, Hope Roselle Olivia, Katie Diekhaus Maria, Daniella Seidl Antonia, Ilana Berman Orsino, Nathan Wilgeroth Sir Toby Belch, Michael Lavallee Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Will Small Malvolio, Ben Moll Feste the Fool, Victor Kholod Sebastian, Michael Gobiel Ensemble, Kelly Duffy and Isabella Walpole

 

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on April 10-12 beginning at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/twelfth-night-or-what-you-will-tickets-10629255389) and at the door for $5 with membership card/code and for $6 general admission.

Buy your tickets now and RSVP through the Facebook event:!

Get stoked and we’ll see you there!

Directions On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.

Feel free to direct any questions to stage@bu.edu!