Venue: Main Stage
By William Shakespeare
Starring: Melinda Parrett as Olivia, Ryan Snyder as Orsino, Alicia Hunt as Viola, Chris Vettel as Malvolio, Noah Lee Hayes as Feste, Sean Patrick Nill as Fabian
Directed By: Kirk Blackinton & Brian Harrower
Running Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for Middle School & Up
Community Partnership: Sacramento Poetry Center
Preview performances February 24 – 27; Opening night February 27. Signed performance is March 11.
Viola–separated from her family, shipwrecked on an island, and alone–disguises herself as a man to enter the employ of the Duke Orsino. As their friendship grows, Viola falls in love with Orsino, who is already smitten with the Countess Olivia. After meeting Viola in disguise, Olivia in turn falls for Viola, thinking she is a man.
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is hailed by many scholars as Shakespeare’s finest comedy. The play is awash with cases of mistaken identity and driven by characters actively creating their own identities. Inspired by the idea of individuals building their own realities, directors Kirk Blackinton and Brian Harrower have set STC’s production in a frontier environment: With an eye towards a classically romantic setting and a diverse palate, STC’s Twelfth Night is set in the mid-18th century British Colonial Caribbean.
Filled with Shakespeare’s treasured musical verse (“If music be the food of love, play on…”), STC’s production will bring Shakespeare’s comedy to a new generation of theatregoers. The production will host hundreds of students at STC to experience Shakespeare live on stage, supporting STC’s mission to be the leader in integrating professional theatre with theatre arts education.
Group rates and special student performances available. Please contact Group Sales at 916-446-7501 ext 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Download the Twelfth Night Study Guide
The Sacramento Bee Preview Article about Twelfth Night
Join us for our free Prologue Series in the Lobby 45 minutes before each regularly scheduled subscription performance and learn more about the play, the author, and STC’s production in advance of the performance.
STC conducted a blank verse writing contest with two grand prizes: the winner of the youth division received a $50 honorarium, and the winner of the adult division received a $100 honorarium. Both winners will be published in the Sacramento Poetry Center’s summer edition of Poetry Now. Click HERE for the winners (presented February 27, 2016) and more information on the contest.