Queens Shakespeare makes its Manhattan debut with an encore engagement of it acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy classic TWELFTH NIGHT. Directed by Nanette Ozias Asher, performances begin June 17 at The Flea Theater in Tribeca.
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, TWELFTH NIGHT tells the story of Viola, a young woman shipwrecked in the country of Illyria who chooses to go incognito as a boy eunuch. She comes to serve the lovesick Count Orsino in his courtship of Lady Olivia, who instead falls for the fetching young go-between. This sets a series of events into motion that creates a tangled knot of romance and confusion that only time and fortuitous appearances can untie. Along the way, we meet Sir Toby Belch, Feste, and other riotous court characters, as well as that officious steward, Malvolio. With raucous antics, ravishing language and rich characters, Shakespeare creates a bittersweet tale of laughter and longing.
Asher’s straight-forward production stars Greg Mocker, Jonathan Emerson, Brandan Hunt, Rachel Crouthamel, Lindsey Larkin, Danny Makalil Mittermeyer, Adam Gallinant, Nathaniel Vaky, Zack Locuson, Viktoria Papayani, Rachel Marcus, David Wescott, Jeremy Patrick Hamilton and Anne Roser with set & lighting by Jonathan Emerson, graphic design by Greg Mocker, costumes & stage management by Tara Schmitt, and music by Justin Asher.
About the Company: Queens Shakespeare, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Queens Shakespeare is a blend of professional and educational theatre which produces 2 full-length classical plays each year in Queens County, New York. The aim of the company is to engage the entire community in its theatrical projects with professional actors in leading roles who will act as mentors for both students and community members
Wednesday – Saturday at 7pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm.
Theater: Flea Theater Mainstage
Address: 41 White Street
New York, NY 10013
Buy Tickets Online or Call: www.theflea.org at 212-352-3101