Artistic Director Joe Dowling's "roaring '20s" adaptation of William Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, Twelfth Night returns to the Guthrie Theatre stage on Jan. 12. There will be 28 performances of the play, which closes Feb. 4.
As reported earlier, this production will be a virtual copy of Guthrie’s summer production, with the exception of two minor cast changes. Stars Charles Keating (Malvolio) and Barbara Bryne (Feste) return to Twelfth Night which has been transported by Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling to take place in "Hollywood in the closing days of the Roaring '20s."
The updated cast comprises Opal Alladin (Viola), Robert O. Berdahl (officer), Danyon Davis (Fabian), Mathew Detmer (attendant), Sean Michael Dooley (Valentine), Nathaniel Fuller (priest), Shawn Hamilton (as both sea captain/Antonio), Peter Hermann (Orsino), Richard S. Iglewski (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Michael McCarty (Sir Toby Belch), Cheyenne Casebier (Olivia), Marcus Quiniones (Curio), Daniel Sunjata (Sebastian) and Sally Wingert (Maria).
The production team comprises scenic designer Richard Hoover, costume designer Karyl Newman, lighting designer John Gisondi, choreographer/movement coach Marcela Lorca, sound designer Scott Edward, music director Anita Ruth, vocal coach Shane Ann Younts and dramaturg Michael Lupu.
According to production notes, children from "over 150 participating schools from around the [Minneapolis] region will be experiencing this Guthrie production in the coming weeks." Tickets for Twelfth Night range $16 - $42. The Guthrie Lab is located at 700 North First Street in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. The Guthrie Theater ticket office is located at 725 Vineland Place, in Minneapolis. For more information or to purchase tickets or subscriptions, call (612) 377-2224 or (TTY) 377-6626. Outside Minnesota, call toll-free at (877) 447 8243.
—By Murdoch McBride