Indoor Winter Performance

3nd Annual Indoor Winter Season:

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Play On translation by Alison Carey

 

Directed by Mason York

Twelfth Night—an allusion to the night of festivity preceding the Christian celebration of the Epiphany—combines love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery.

After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Viola goes into service with Count Orsino of Illyria, disguised as a young man, “Cesario.” Orsino sends Cesario to woo Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Viola, in the meantime, has fallen in love with Orsino. At the estate of Lady Olivia, Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s kinsman, has brought in Sir Andrew Aguecheek to be her suitor. A confrontation between Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, and the partying Toby and his cohort leads to a revenge plot against Malvolio. Malvolio is tricked into making a fool of himself, and he is locked in a dungeon as a lunatic. In the meantime, Sebastian has been rescued by a sea captain, Antonio. When Viola, as Cesario, is challenged to a duel, Antonio mistakes her for Sebastian, comes to her aid, and is arrested. Olivia, meanwhile, mistakes Sebastian for Cesario and declares her love. When, finally, Sebastian and Viola appear together, the puzzles around the mistaken identities are solved: Cesario is revealed as Viola, Orsino asks for Viola’s hand, Sebastian will wed Olivia, and Viola will marry Count Orsino. Malvolio, blaming Olivia and others for his humiliation, vows revenge.

When: 

  • Evening Performances: January 8th, 9th, and 13th-16th at 8 p.m.
    *Public Preview Performance January 8
  • Matinee Performances: January 10th & 17th at 2 p.m.
  • Student Matinees: Wednesday, January 13th, and Friday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.
    *90 minutes prior to start time: Lobby and box office open at Moody Performance Hall (Email mharris@shakespearedallas.org for more information) | 30 minutes prior to start time: House opens and people can begin to take their seats.

Where:

Moody Performance Hall: 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201 

Ticket costs

  • Premium Seats: Friday/Saturday- $36.50 | Weds/Thur/Sun- $31.50
  • General Admission Tickets: Friday/Saturday- $31.50 | Weds/Thur/Sun- $26.50
  • Student Matinee: $10 (email Meagan Harris at mharris@shakespearedallas.org for more information)
  • Members can buy up to 6 General Admission Tickets at 50% off (email Kristen Kelso at kkelso@shakespearedallas.org for more information)

Premium seating is located in the orchestra center, rows D-K, and row N. Click HERE to view a seating chart of the hall.

Students and Seniors: receive a $5 discount on general admission tickets for evening performances.

Rush Tickets: Discounted rush tickets are available 90 minutes before performances at the box office if tickets are available. Limited to 2/person; 100 in total are available for each performance.

Group Rates:  Groups of 10 or more people receive a 10% discount. Because seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, groups will need to arrive earlier to find seats together. Reserved seating for groups of 25 or more can be arranged by Shakespeare Dallas. Please call  214-871-5000 to purchase your group tickets. 

Member Perks: Members receive early access to ticket sales and 50% discounts for up to 6 tickets. Become a member for year-round perks. If you are a member, and you have not received your members’ code, please email kkelso@shakespearedallas.org.

 

About Alison Carey, Playwright
Alison Carey is director of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history. Carey is co-founder of and former resident playwright of Cornerstone Theater Company, which creates work with and for communities, sometimes through adaptations of Shakespeare and other older works. Her work has been produced at venues nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, and a dirt-floor cattle sale barn.

 

About Play On Shakespeare
The production of this translation of Shakespeare is made possible in part by Play On Shakespeare, whose mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance for theatre professionals, students and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations. The program originated as part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s commissioning program called “Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare.” The project was to commission 36 playwrights to translate all 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare into contemporary, modern English over the course of three years, with a commitment that the commissioned group be comprised of at least 51 percent women and writers of color. At the end of Play On!’s three-year tenure at OSF, energized by its overwhelming scope and success, the project’s producing team secured funding to form their own, new not-for-profit company, Play On Shakespeare.

Tickets will go on sale on October 1st, 2020!