The University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance will perform “Twelfth Night,” William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, this month.
The show is directed by UM theatre Professor Bernadette Sweeney. All performances take place in the Masquer Theatre in UM’s Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.
General admission tickets cost $20, while senior and student tickets cost $16. Admission for children 12 and under is $10. Call the UMArts Box Office at 406-243-4581 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for tickets, or order online at http://www.umt.edu/umarts/theatredance/.
The play was first performed at London’s Globe Theatre in February 1602 as a tribute to the days between Christmas and Epiphany. The tale celebrates the spirit of the Renaissance Period’s “Feast of Fools” festival that marked the end of the holiday season – a night for revelries and disruption, a time for topsy-turvy celebrations in which servants dressed as their masters, and an evening during which men and women took a walk, quite literally, in one another’s shoes. It is the story of twins separated in a shipwreck, of mistaken and manufactured identity, of pranks, costumes, and mischief.
Brimming with some of Shakespeare’s most poetic and beloved language, as well as multiple earnest love stories and musical interludes, “Twelfth Night” is often recognized as the Bard’s most popular comedy.
November 13-16 & 20-23 & 30 @ 7:30pm
November 17 & 24 @ 2pm
December 1 @ 2pm
General Public | $20
Seniors (60 ) | $16
Students (with any student ID) | $12
Children (12 and under) | $10
Box Office Hours
Tues – Fri, 12pm – 5pm
(As well as 1 hour before performances.)
Phone: (406) 243-4581