The perfectly-made comedy of mistaken identity

A shipwreck – lost twins – gender-bending disguise – romantic intrigue. The Bard’s riotous romp affirms the power of love to transform loss into hope, with every word, wink and wooing a sheer delight.

“a celestial comedy”
The New York Times

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ShakespeareNewGenerationThe National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. PlayMakers is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the 14th year of this national program, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history.

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece explores mistaken identity and misplaced passion, while helping us understand how we deal with love, loss and grief and contains some drug use. Recommended for patrons 12 and older.

Please be advised, this production contains the smoking of herbal cigarettes on stage.

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Media

Feb 24 2017

Shakespeare, Slim Aarons Style

TWELFTH NIGHT was written over 400 years ago, making it sometimes difficult for modern audiences to connect to his comedy. One way that director Jerry Ruiz decided to overcome this was by setting it in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort, complete with rich socialites and their first world problems—like a butler who's gotten too big for his britches. In the case of making Shakespeare accessible, specificity is key.

REVIEWS

PlayMakers Repertory presents upbeat, updated “Twelfth Night”
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
March 6, 2017

Twelfth Night at PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
March 6, 2017

NEWS

INDY Week Pick: Twelfth Night
INDY Week
March 1, 2017

PlayMakers Rep Opens Its All-Star Production of Twelfth Night on March 1
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
March 1, 2017

Artists