Twelfth Night Comes to SSU in 1920's Style

Shakespeare’s Gender-Tangled Tale of Love, Mischief and Mistaken Identity is performed at Sonoma State University
March 8, 2018
SSU Students (clockwise from top) Vivian Knee, Kimberly Colisch and Katherine Drysdale perform in William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” March 14 to March 31 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Photo by James Wirth.

SSU Students (clockwise from top) Vivian Knee, Kimberly Colisch and Katherine Drysdale perform in William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” March 14 to March 31 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Photo by James Wirth.

Shipwrecked by a storm, a set of twins wash ashore not knowing if the other survived. Cross-dressing as a boy servant, Viola stumbles into love with a wealthy Duke. As fate (and Shakespeare) would have it, the Duke pines for another,

sending the “boy servant” to deliver his love letters to the beautiful yet completely uninterested Countess Olivia. Things get messy when everyone (including Olivia) falls for “the boy” and long- lost twin brother Sebastian shows up.

Shakespeare’s gender-tangled tale “Twelfth Night” has it all – romance, unrequited love, suspense and plenty of high court shenanigans. Originally performed by an all-male cast in 1601, SSU’s “Twelfth Night” features a nearly all-female cast of fifteen, directed by Paul Draper with guest artists Peter Crompton and Julia Kwitchoff helping transport the play’s mythical land of Illyria to the 1920’s.

Sonoma State’s Theatre Arts and Dance Department has been working the past few seasons to expand its children’s theatre audience, and is proud to announce thatit will feature a free matinee on March 28.

Admission prices range from $5 to $17. SSU students receive two free tickets with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; and $17 standard admission. On special "Friends and Family Nights,” all tickets are $5 with free admission for SSU Faculty, Staff and Alumni.

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Showings

March 14- 7:30 p.m.

 

March 15 - 7:30 p.m.

 

March 16 - 7:30 p.m.

 

March 28 - 10 a.m. (Free K-12 matinee) and 7:30 p.m. 

 

March 29 - 7:30 p.m. ($5 Friends & Family Night)

 

March 30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

March 31 - 7:30 p.m.