by William Shakespeare
In the 2013-2014 season, the acclaimed Aquila Theatre will stage one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most charming comedies, Twelfth Night.
Written in 1600 and set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior.
Aquila will take this great Shakespearean masterpiece and infuse it with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. Aquila’s creative team will free the essential spirit of the play in a production that will be both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. This contemporary production will still encompass and enhance the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare’s superb text. Aquila’s excellent British / American ensemble of professional actors will bring their unique experience, dedication and creativity to major stages across America.
Aquila Theatre’s new production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises to thrill and enchant. With a cast of superb performers, a remarkable original musical score, Aquila’s much admired brand of innovative design and unique physical approach, this production of Twelfth Night will undoubtedly be an experience not to be missed!
The Aquila Theatre’s production/program is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program for the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.