UMD Theatre to present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

UMD "Twelfth Night"
UMD "Twelfth Night"(Northern News Now)
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 1:51 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (Northern News Now) - University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Department of Theatre announced they will be running a production of “Twelfth Night.”

Directed by UMD Assistant Professor of Theatre History Jenna Soleo-Shanks, the Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities begins with a shipwreck and ends in a triple wedding.

The play will be centering on Viola and Sebastian, identical twins separated by fate.

UMD "Twelfth Night"
UMD "Twelfth Night"(Northern News Now)

UMD’s Theatre spokespeople say the play will deliver both romance and hilarity.

The 1960s-set will bring a visual touch of “Mad Men” and will have a live band with melodies of 60s hits.

“Twelfth Night” has a classic theme of androgyny that is heightened by a group of recurring clowns, some deploying elements of drag.

The performance, which runs about two hours, will have weekday evening showtimes and weekend matinees.

A talk back with cast and crew will follow the Wednesday, Feb. 8 performance and an ASL interpreter will sign the Sunday, Feb. 12 show.

Advance tickets are now on sale here or 218-726-8561.

Advance ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for a seniors, UMD faculty and staff, or veterans, and $10 for all students.

UMD students are also eligible for free rush tickets 30 minutes prior to a performance with a valid UMD student ID, but it is subject to availability.

“Twelfth Night” will run from Tuesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb.12 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD.

UMD "Twelfth Night"
UMD "Twelfth Night"(Northern News Now)