Center Stage Extends Run of Twelfth Night

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Center Stage announced today the extension to the run of its current production of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic adventure, Twelfth Night. With rave reviews from both audiences and critics, the Theater seeks to meet the demand for the production, which will now run through Sunday, April 13.

“I am delighted to see how our audiences are embracing this vibrant and cleverly conceived production,” says Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. “We couldn’t be more proud of the talented cast and crew that have brought this comedic masterpiece to life.”

Originally slated to close April 6, additional evening and weekend performances have been added Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 13. Additional performance dates and times:

Thursday, April 10, at 7 pm

Saturday, April 12, at 2 and 8 pm

Sunday, April 13, at 2 pm

Twins Viola and Sebastian, separated in a shipwreck, find themselves washed ashore in a beautiful but mysterious land in this “giddy, irresistible revival” that “preserves the humor—and the heart—of the original at every turn.” (Baltimore Sun). Revelry, disguises, swashbuckling, and pining lovers abound as our cast of characters are caught in a maze of mistaken identity, intrigue, and mismatched ardor. Center Stage Associate Artistic Director Gavin Witt takes audiences on a journey into the exotic and glamorous world of Illyria with Twelfth Night, now through April 13.

 

What is being said about Twelfth Night:

“A welcome reminder of the myriad possibilities of love.” – The Baltimore Sun

“One of the truly special ones….a beautiful realization of Shakespeare’s vision.”–BroadwayWorld

“Magnificent.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

“Impassioned, playful and fun.” – Maryland Theatre Guide

“Beautifully staged production.” – Baltimore Post-Examiner

Twelfth Night runs through April 13. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased by calling 410.332.0033, or visiting www.centerstage.org. Full information on the season can be found at www.centerstage.org/2013-14season.

Twelfth Night is sponsored by SunTrust Bank and T. Rowe Price, with additional support from Goodell DeVries. Center Stage is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges, and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Center Stage’s 2013-14 Season is made possible by Season 51 presenting sponsor M&T Bank. Maryland Public Television is a Media Partner for Center Stage’s 2013-14 Season.

 

 

CAST

Orsino                                                                  William Connell

Maria                                                                   Julie-Ann Elliott

Sebastian                                                          Buddy Haardt

Viola                                                                     Caroline Hewitt

Andrew                                                               Richard Hollis

Feste                                                                    Linda Kimbrough

Malvolio                                                             Allen McCullough

Valentine                                                          Ryan McCurdy

Antonio                                                              Jon Hudson Odom

Sir Toby                                                               Brian Reddy

Olivia                                                                   Vanessa Wasche

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director                                                              Gavin Witt

Scenic & Lighting Designer                     Josh Epstein

Costume Designer                                        David Burdick

Original Music & Sound Designer        Palmer Hefferan

Choreographer                                               Catherine Miller

Violence Coordinator                                  Steve Satta

Stage Manager                                               Laura Smith

Assistant Stage Manager                          Captain Kate Murphy

Assistant Stage Manager                          Caitlin Powers

Dramaturg                                                        Faedra Chatard Carpenter

Voice/Dialect Director                               Leigh Wilson Smiley

Music Supervisor                                           Ryan McCurdy

Assistant Director                                         Marie Sproul

Casting Director                                             Pat McCorkle

Additional Casting                                        Dan Pruksarnukul

 

 

 

About Center Stage

Under the leadership of playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “a model of what regional theater can and should be,” Center Stage has, for more than 50 years, dedicated itself to exploring new works and bringing classics to life. This rich history is marked by critically acclaimed new works that have shaped the American theater; from the Tony Award-winning The Triumph of Love to World Premieres such as Miss Evers’ Boys by David Feldshuh and On the Verge by Eric Overmyer. In 2013, Center Stage’s unprecedented presentation of the Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park in repertory with the World Premiere of Kwei-Armah’s Beneatha’s Place sparked dialogue, drew international media attention, and became the subject of a nationally broadcast PBS documentary, “A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage.” With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21stcentury and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.

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