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'Twelfth Night' at the Guthrie Promo

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Twelfth Night

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Feb. 8-March 22
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Feb. 8-March 22
7 p.m.
$25-$79
Theater

Among the most revered of the Bard’s romantic comedies, Twelfth Night exemplifies the narratively intertwined tropes of mistaken identities and amorous mishaps, beginning with a shipwreck that leaves twins Viola and Sebastian separated on a foreign shore. Believing her brother drowned, Viola disguises herself as Cesario, a young man seeking employment with Orsino, a nobleman who is busy pining for the unresponsive Lady Olivia. Soon Viola is crushing on Orsino, who is oblivious thanks to his fixation on Olivia. Meanwhile, Olivia has grown smitten with Viola (disguised as Cesario). Complicating matters even further, Sebastian reemerges, confused by the inexplicable behavior of those who have mistaken him for his sister. A delightfully silly romp, Twelfth Night features an ensemble of Twin Cities acting luminaries, including Sarah Jane Agnew, Nate Cheeseman, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Luverne Seifert, and Sally Wingert. This remarkable cast is sure to provide chemistry to spare for the homecoming production of Tom Quaintance, a nationally acclaimed director making his much-anticipated Guthrie debut.