One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. A shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian, but tragedy quickly turns to comedy when they wash up in a land turned upside-down by love. With raucous antics, ravishing language and rich characters, Shakespeare creates a bittersweet tale of laughter and longing. Rebecca Bayla Taichman returns after her “chic, funny and marvelously acted” production of The Taming of the Shrew (The Washington Post). Veanne Cox will play Olivia, following her role in The Way of the World, and will be joined by STC favorites Floyd King and Nancy Robinette.
“Before I start working with the designers I had a dream about the set. In the dream I wanted it to be all ice in the first half of the play and red roses in the second. Ice melted into water, and roses bloomed into one rose magnified and rendered enormous. And yet the dream foretold my core images for the play: a frozen, isolating world that blossoms into a lush rose garden.
–Rebecca Taichman (director) in An American Classic: Shakespeare Theatre Company
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This production is presented in association with McCarter Theatre Center.
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