Mount Holyoke to Present Twelfth Night

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 16:56

The Mount Holyoke Department of Theatre Arts will present one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Thursday through Sunday, April 18 through 21 in the College’s Rooke Theatre.

The production is being directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Roger Babb. New York designer and guest artist Jessica Ford is handling set and costume design, and lighting design will be provided by Lara Dubin.

Performed in a contemporary setting, Twelfth Night is packed with romantic comedy devices: cross-dressed disguises, twins, a shipwreck, fools, drunks, and obsessed lovers. The characters Olivia, Viola, and Orsino are passionate about each other in surprising ways, and Malvolio, Sir Toby Belch, and the clown Feste complicate things in comedic fashion.

Performances will begin at 8 pm Thursday through Saturday, April 18 to 20, and at 2 pm on Sunday, April 21. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens. Voicemail reservations are currently being accepted; please speak clearly, spell your last name, and leave a phone number so that your reservation can be confirmed. The box office is open Monday through Friday, beginning April 15, from 3 to 6 pm and one hour prior to each performance.

For reservations, call (413) 538-2406 or email rookeboxoffice@gmail.com .