Monday, November 27, 2023

TWELFTH NIGHT - Ronin Theatre Company - December 13-17, 2023


Starting December 13, Ronin Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT at the Irish Cultural Center clós (courtyard) in Downtown Phoenix.

“This holiday season, everyone’s a fool in love,” said Ronin co-founder and TWELFTH NIGHT director Cody Goulder. “It’s also the saddest day of the year for Clark Griswold, because it’s unlucky to leave Christmas decorations hanging after Twelfth Night!” 

Shakespeare titled this play for the twelfth night after Christmas (also known as Epiphany or Three Kings Day) and the bard uses it as the backdrop for a celebration of false identities and ulterior motives. 

As the story goes, twins are separated by a shipwreck. Thinking her brother dead, Viola disguises herself as a man to land a job with Duke Orsino. Orsino sends "Cesario" (Viola) to woo Olivia on his behalf. This creates an unexpected love triangle as Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia falls in love with "Cesario" and Viola falls for Orsino. Whatever became of Viola's twin brother? You must come watch to find out.

Melody Knudson (Viola), Marshall Glass (Orsino) and Katherine Stewart (Olivia) lead an all-star cast including Skip Emerson (Sir Andrew), Alana Samuels (Maria), Matt Clarke (Malvolio), Keath Hall (Sir Toby), Leonidas Karandreas (Sebastian), Benjamin Donnel (Antonio), Carlin Thomas (Fabian) and Rachelle Dart (Feste).

TWELFTH NIGHT runs December 13-17 with two matinees and four evening performances. Tickets are $30 for regular admission, $20 for Irish Cultural members, veterans, seniors 60+ and students with valid ID. 

Patrons are encouraged to dress warmly. Patio heaters will be provided and blankets made available while supplies last. Warm beverages and concessions may be purchased for a small fee. 

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