WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Department of Theatre will be presenting William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," from Feb.18-27.
This production, directed by Kristine Holtvedt, professor of acting and coordinator of performance, will be performed both in-person and livestreamed online, according to a release from Purdue. The live performances will take place at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Pao Hall in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance.
This comedy by Shakespeare explores themes of belonging and transformation, that release states.
"When twins Sebastian and Viola are separated following a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive," the release's synopsis of the play says. "Disguising herself as a young man in order to survive, Viola goes into service for Count Orsino and is sent to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf. But Olivia falls for Viola instead, while Viola herself has fallen for Orsino. Shakespearean shenanigans ensue..."
As part of Protect Purdue protocols, face masks are required inside of all Purdue buildings regardless of vaccination status, the release states.
The livestream for "Twelfth Night" will be done using a three-camera setup, similar to the one used for the 2020-21 season, and will be led by Rich Dionne, associate professor of practice and production manager in theatre. Captioning will be available on all digital formats.
The opening performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18. Remaining shows on Feb. 19, 24, 25 and 26 will have performances at 7:30 p.m.; while Feb. 20 and 27 will only have matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. There will be an in-person-only preview performance on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. as well.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool/theatre/Tickets/twelfth-night.html, call 765-494-3933 or visit the box office in Stewart Center on Purdue's campus.
Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $15.50 for those 62and over and $12.50 for students.
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