U-Idaho Theatre Arts Department Brings Shakespeare’s Shipwrecked Romantic Comedy to the Stage

Wednesday, April 10 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – Join the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts for night of comedic mistaken identities, love lines crossed and twisting plotlines that all start with a shipwreck during their production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” running April 18-20 and 25-27.

The play follows the journey of a castaway, Viola. Shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria and separated from her twin brother she believes to be dead, Viola begins masquerading as a young page named Cesario. She enters the service of Duke Orsino, who is love-struck by Lady Olivia, a woman who will have nothing to do with suitors. Orsino decides to use Cesario as an intermediary to confess his love to Olivia. However, Olivia, believing the messenger to be a man, falls in love with Cesario. And Viola, in turn, falls in love with Orsino. To complicate things further, Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother, is alive and well.

The production shows 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 25-27. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m. April 21 and 28. All performances will be held in the U-Idaho Hartung Theater on the corner of Sixth Street and Stadium Drive.

General admission is $10. U-Idaho students are free with a Vandal card. U-Idaho faculty and staff and Washington State University students are $8.

For tickets, call the ASUI Kibbie Activity Center Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212. Tickets also can be purchased online or at the box office the night of the show.

For more information, call (208) 885-6465.
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Media Contact: Traci Hacker, Department of Theatre Arts, (208) 885-6465, tracih@uidaho.edu