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Twelfth Night

June 4 – July 9, 2023
(Opening night: Saturday, June 10)

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathleen Marshall

One of Shakespeare’s most perfect plays—romance, music, poetry, comedy, swordplay, and more! Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as her lost twin brother and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsino and the beautiful Countess Olivia. Soon Viola finds herself in the middle of a topsy-turvy love triangle with lunacy and laughs on every side. Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labor’s Lost) directs Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s true comic masterpieces—and the perfect San Diego night under the stars.

Total running time: Two hours and 40 minutes (two acts with one intermission).

Twelfth Night is supported by major production sponsors Gillian and Tony Thornley, production sponsors Silvija and Brian Devine and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and artist sponsors Sue and Edward "Duff" Sanderson (for director Kathleen Marshall).

Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar: Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Post Show Forum: Tuesday, June 13; Tuesday, June 20; and Wednesday, June 28.

Digital Program

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Reviews

“Playful and faithful! A lighthearted and music-centric staging.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Lively, lyrical, and full of laughter!” —BroadwayWorld

Cast and Creatives

Cast

Creative

Kathleen Marshall (Director) The Old Globe: Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labor’s Lost. Broadway: In Transit, Living on Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes (also West End), The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate, 1776, Swinging on a Star. Off Broadway/regional: City Center Encores! (Artistic Director for four seasons), New York Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage, Hollywood Bowl, Boston Pops, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Paper Mill, The Muny. Film/television: My Week with Marilyn, Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man (Emmy Award nomination), “2 Broke Girls.” Honors: three Tony Awards (out of nine nominations), Olivier Award, three Drama Desk Awards, three OCC Awards, Astaire Award, George Abbott Award, Smith College Medal, Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts, Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. Other: Executive Board member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Lawrence E. Moten III (Scenic Design) Broadway: Chicken & Biscuits (Circle in the Square). Regional: Trouble in Mind (The Old Globe), Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (Alley Theatre), Blues for an Alabama Sky (Guthrie), Appropriate, The Little Foxes (South Coast Rep), Christmas in Connecticut (Goodspeed Musicals), This Little Light of Mine (Santa Fe Opera), Patience (2ST Uptown), Much Ado About Nothing (Commonwealth Shakespeare), it’s not a trip it’s a journey, We Declare You a Terrorist… (Round House), Gem of the Ocean (Portland Center Stage). Lecturer: Princeton, Queens College. Member: USA 829. motendesigns.com, @motendesigns on Instagram.

Michael Krass (Costume Design) The Old Globe: Much Ado, Love’s Labor’s with Kathleen Marshall; Mask of Moriarity, Overtime, Pilgrims, Full Gallop, Interior Decoration, Breaking Up, School for Husbands. Broadway: Tony nominee for Hadestown, Noises Off, Machinal, The Constant Wife; Living on Love, The Lyons, A View from the Bridge, Twelve Angry Men, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, more. Off Broadway/regional: world premieres by Simon Stephens, Edward Albee, John Guare, Kenneth Lonergan, David Rabe, Nicky Silver, Christopher Durang, Theresa Rebeck. Other: resident designer of Ballet Tech. Opera: Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Film: Campbell Scott in Hamlet. Teaching: 18 years at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU, Brown University graduate program.

Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design) The Old Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, King Richard II, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, Double Indemnity. Over 200 productions on and Off Broadway, regionally, and at most major opera houses across the U.S. International: Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, Stratford-upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stockholm, Vienna, Wroclaw. Awards/nominations: American Theatre Wing, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, Henry Hewes Design, Lucille Lortel. Other: Chair of the Lighting Program at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.

Melanie Chen Cole (Sound Design) (she/her) The Old Globe credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noura, Tiny Beautiful Things, The Imaginary Invalid. Regional theatre credits: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center, Geffen Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Indiana Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Northern Stage, PlayMakers Rep, South Coast Rep, Studio Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival. Education: M.F.A. in Theatre and Dance from UC San Diego. melaniesound.com, @melaniechencole.

Miriam Sturm (Original Music) The Old Globe: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Broadway: The Grapes of Wrath (Cort Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Roundabout). Regional: Notebooks…, Journey to the West, Gertrude Stein: Each One As She May, Black Snow, The Baltimore Waltz, The Winter’s Tale, Richard II, All’s Well That Ends Well (Goodman Theatre), Fuente Ovejuna (Court Theatre), Ring Round the Moon (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, National Theatre (London). Film: The Impostors, Ithaca. Awards: Joseph Jefferson Award for Original Music (Black Snow). Other: numerous live concert films, videos, television appearances as violinist for John Mellencamp for 25 years.

Michael Bodeen (Original Music) The Old Globe: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Broadway: music/sound for No Man’s Land, Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Miracle Worker; sound for Fish in the Dark, Sweat, The Price, Of Mice and Men, This Is Our Youth, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Superior Donuts, A Year with Frog and Toad, reasons to be pretty, Hollywood Arms, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Off Broadway: music/sound for The True, Gently Down the Stream, Guards at the Taj, Sticks and Bones, Checkers, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Boy Gets Girl, Red, Space, Marvin’s Room;sound for King James, Good for Otto, The Spoils, Brundibar, Jitney; music direction/sound for Ruined.

Morgan Carberry (Music Director) (she/her) The Old Globe: debut. Regional: Fraulein Kost, MD, piano in Cabaret (ion; SDCC nomination), Gladys in Memphis, Miranda Lane, assistant MD, piano in Miracle on 34th Street (Moonlight), Miss Watson, violin in Big River (NVA), understudy for Alice Ripley in the world premiere of Everybody’s Talkin’ (SD Rep), Dead Mum in Billy Elliot (SDMT), Susan, MD, piano in Company (Cottiers), MD, singer for The Explorersa cappella group (SD Zoo). Honors: Marshall Scholarship. Education: M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, M.A. in European Classical Acting from Drama Centre London. @morgancarberry on Instagram.

Ursula Meyer (Voice and Text Coach) The Old Globe: The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, more. Other: Head of the M.F.A. Acting program at UC San Diego, Chair of the Mentorship Committee for Voice and Speech Trainers Association, over 35 years of teaching voice and coaching Shakespeare. Education: graduated with distinction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, designated Linklater teacher. Professional credits: La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre Company, 16 seasons with Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Awards: UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award, Anti-Racist Changemaker Fellow.

Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) The Old Globe: Dancin’, Scrooge, Despereaux, Gods of Comedy, Life After, Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado, Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, Two Gentlemen, Dog and Pony, Room with a View, others. Selected Broadway/national tours: Back to the Future, Here Lies Love, Bad Cinderella, Dancin’, KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, Band’s Visit, Sunset Boulevard, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Aladdin, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off Broadway: Sing Street, Trevor, Between the Lines, Clueless, Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café. Regional: George Street, Asolo Rep, La Jolla Playhouse. Film: Here Today.

Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager) The Old Globe: Under a Baseball Sky, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Dial M for Murder, El Borracho, Hurricane Diane, Noura, They Promised Her the Moon, Familiar, The Imaginary Invalid, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Love’s Labor’s Lost, tokyo fish story, In Your Arms, Bright Star, Othello, Water by the Spoonful, Pygmalion, A Room with a View, Robin and the 7 Hoods, over 30more. Regional: Noura (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord; Indecent; Side Show; Ruined; The Third Story; Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse). Education: Vanderbilt University.

Chloe Rose Schweizer (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Take Me Out, Shucked. National tour: A Christmas Carol (San Francisco). Regional: Ragtime, Gem of the Ocean, Lizard Boy, They Promised Her the Moon, Archduke, Frost/Nixon (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Cymbeline, Intimate Apparel (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Rock of Ages (Theatre Aspen). Opera: Pagliacci, Hansel and Gretel (Opera San Jose). Technical credits: Fendi Baguette 25th Anniversary, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Smuin Ballet, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre. Education: UC Santa Cruz.

Kendra Stockton (Stage Management Swing) The Old Globe: The XIXth, Come Fall in Love, The Taming of the Shrew, Trouble in Mind, Hair, Almost Famous, As You Like It, The Gods of Comedy, Familiar, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, Much Ado About Nothing, Benny & Joon, October Sky, Bright Star, Dog and Pony, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (as production assistant). Regional: House of Joy (San Diego Rep), Home of the Brave, #SuperShinySara, Guards at the Taj, The Orphan of Zhao, The Who & The What (La Jolla Playhouse), The Loneliest Girl in the World (Diversionary Theatre), miXtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre), White Christmas (San Diego Musical Theatre).

Photos

Production Photos

Biko Eisen-Martin as Orisno with the cast of Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Biko Eisen-Martin as Orisno with the cast of Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia and Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia and Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Biko Eisen-Martin as Orisno and Naian González Norvind as Viola in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Biko Eisen-Martin as Orisno and Naian González Norvind as Viola in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Jose Balistrieri as Sebastian and Jude Tibeau as Antonio in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Jose Balistrieri as Sebastian and Jude Tibeau as Antonio in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio with Jason O’Connell as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Bernadette Sefic as Fabian, and Cornell Womack as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio with Jason O’Connell as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Bernadette Sefic as Fabian, and Cornell Womack as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia and Naian González Norvind as Viola in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Medina Senghore as Olivia and Naian González Norvind as Viola in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio and Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
Greg Germann as Malvolio and Esco Jouléy as Feste in Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
The cast of Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.
The cast of Twelfth Night. Photo by Jim Cox.