Theatre Department Presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Theatre Department Presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Malvolio (Matthew Guerra), Feste (Wahima Lino), Lady Olivia (Torianna Ugarte) and Viola (Brittney Kalmbach) are the characters in the Theatre department's production of Twelfth Night.

The Theatre department will stage William Shakespeare's popular comedy Twelfth Night, a play about disguised affection, Feb. 25 through March 6, in the University Theatre.

Directing the production is Cal Poly Pomona lecturer Lisa Wolpe, who is also founder of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company. Twelfth Night tells of a shipwrecked sister and brother, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a foreign land. In five acts, identities are confused, lovers are hoodwinked and a duel threatens everything.

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies — a deep, rich layered play filled with jokes as well as beautiful poetry, romantic intrigue and political commentary,” says Wolpe. “I also believe that it is the best Shakespearean 'ensemble piece' for an acting company to undertake together.”

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 25-26 and March 3-5. The last performance is at 2 p.m. on March 6. Reservations are required for special group matinee performances March 1-2 and March 4 at 10 a.m.

Admission for students, seniors and Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff is $10; general admission is $15.

For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.