Actors Theatre of Missouri, a Springfield-based non-profit theatre company, announces their January production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Produced in cooperation with the Springfield Art Museum, Twelfth Night will run January 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and January 12 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. Performances are held in the Springfield Art Museum auditorium.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a man name Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. Director Sarah Campbell has set our production in the 1920’s.
Twelfth Night marks the start of Actors Theatre of Missouri’s eighth season of Shakespeare at the Springfield Art Museum. As always, the Shakespeare at the Columns productions are free and open to the public, however, donations are gladly accepted to offset the cost of production. For additional information, please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/springfieldshakes or visit our website www.actorstheatreofmo.org.