Twelfth Night

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: April 24, 2017
Opening date: April 27, 2017
Closing date: May 14, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the ’wet foot, dry foot’ policy of the mid-‘90s and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola). Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and ‘90s beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
William Shakespeare Playwright
Saheem Ali Director

Actor Role
Stephen S. Chacon Sebastian
Michael Bradley Cohen Orsino / Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Danaya Esperanza Viola
Ceci Fernández Olivia
Christopher Ryan Grant Sir Toby Belch
Donnetta Lavinia Grays Feste
Aneesh Sheth Maria
David Ryan Smith Malvolio
Michael Thurber Antonio