Directed by Rebecca Taichman, the limited engagement will run March 10-29. Opening night is set for March 13. Co-produced with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Twelfth Night comes to the McCarter following the play's critically acclaimed run in Washington, D.C., where it received seven Helen Hayes nominations.
Continuing their roles from STC are Veanne Cox (Olivia), Rick Foucheux (Sir Toby Belch), Christopher Innvar (Orsino), Nancy Robinette (Maria), J. Fred Shiffman (Fabian), Tom Story (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) and Ted van Griethuysen (Malvolio). New to the production are Rebecca Brooksher (Viola), Stephen DeRosa (Feste), Kevin Isola (Sebastian), Brent Langdon (Captain/Priest) and JaMario Stills (Antonio).
The ensemble comprises Janelle Abbott, Rich Dreher, Ben Graney, Jamal Green, Meda Miller and Valentina Fleer, who also performs as the singer.
"Shipwrecked in a foreign land without family, friends or possessions — what's a girl to do?" asks Twelfth Night press notes. "Identity is under siege in the labyrinth of misconceptions that is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's bewitching comedy of unquenchable desire, self-deception and misdirected love."
The musicians, led by musical director/pianist Barbara Irvine, include Philip Racz (bass), Peter Zimmerman (saxophone), Alex Schmauk (trumpet) and Gregory Teperman (violin).
The design team includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Miranda Hoffman (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting) and Martin Desjardins (original music and sound). The production's fight director is Rick Sordelet, and Seàn Curran is the choreographer.
The McCarter Theatre Center is located at 91 University Place. Tickets, priced $15-$55, are available by calling (609) 258-ARTS (2787) or by visiting www.mccarter.org.