Theatre Department Presents "Twelfth Night"

The Truman Theatre Department will continue their 2013-14 season with a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Feb. 19-22 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tells the story of Viola, who is separated from her brother in a shipwreck off the coast Illyria, as she disguises herself as a man named Cesario. While in disguise, she enters the court of Duke Orsino, who adopts Cesario as his intermediary to profess his love to Olivia. However, while acting as a messenger for Orsino’s love, Cesario becomes the object of Olivia’s affection. Mayhem ensues as this love triangle is disrupted by the return of Viola’s long-lost brother, Sebastian.

David Charles Goyette, assistant professor of theatre and director, is excited to present this show outside the realm of a traditional Shakespearean performance, by incorporating elements of modern society into the production. Costumes will combine silhouettes of both the Italian and the British Renaissance with contemporary fashions. Additionally, the show will feature original music composed by Charles Gran, associate professor of music.

Tickets are now available for $3 in the Ophelia Parrish Box Office or by calling 660.785.4515 between the hours of 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This production includes mature content and is not suitable for all audiences.