Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

I would like to introduce you all to Burgundy! We met at small group and became instant friends! She loves all things theater and music and Disney, so I thought it fitting that she become our “Arts and Entertainment” contributor! Welcome Burgundy and her first review! Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night!

The fantastic cast!

The fantastic cast!

In the wake of a shipwreck, Lady Viola (Maggie Lou Rader) washes up on the shores of Ilyria, penniless and alone. Disguising herself as a boy, she procures employment delivering love letters from the amorous Duke Orsino (Brent Vimtrup) to the object of his infatuation, the aloof Lady Olivia (Corinne Mohlenhoff). Things get sticky when Viola herself falls for the lovesick Duke, then stickier still when Lady Olivia falls for the disguised Viola. Add into the mix a drunken uncle, a prudish steward and a wise-cracking fool, and you’ve got a knot only time can untangle. Audiences will enjoy a traditional Elizabethan staging of this classic Shakespearean gender-bender, “Twelfth Night”

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This past Friday night, was the opening night for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of the Twelfth Night.  Although it was frigid outside, the crowd was warm and exciteful inside.  The cast was interactive with the audience from the beginning and the small theater atmosphere was so personable.  The first half of the play is full of drinking, singing, laughter and love. 
There is a 15 minute intermission; which snacks and drinks (adult beverages included) can be purchased (cash only) and brought into the theater.  In fact, it is encouraged, since the second half of the play starts off with a crowd “drink off”!  The second half continues full of laughter, deceit, drinking and love.  The cast is fantastic and Malvolio is a hidden gem. 
This was a fantastic experience, especially since I have never seen Shakespeare in theater.  Tickets are going fast and I encourage you to pre-order!  May you find this company and play  full of life, laughter and wit!

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Show times
Wednesday November 20th at 7:30 pm (Preview)

Thursday November 21st at 7:30 pm (Preview)

Friday November 22nd at 7:30 pm (Opening)

Saturday November 23rd at 7:30 pm

Friday November 29th at 7:30 pm

Saturday November 30th at 7:30 pm

Sunday December 1st at 2:00 pm

Thursday December 5th at 7:30 pm

Friday December 6th at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7th at 7:30 pm

Sunday December 8th at 2:00 pm

Thursday December 12th at 7:30 pm

Friday December 13th at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 14th at 7:30 pm

Sunday December 15th at 2:00 pm (Closing)

The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center.
Single ticket prices range from $22-$31 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$35 on Fridays and Saturdays.
If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.
Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at http://cincyshakes.com/events/twelfth-night/


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