Playing On, Aquila Company Re-Starts Twelfth Night in NYC Aug. 11

News   Playing On, Aquila Company Re-Starts Twelfth Night in NYC Aug. 11
Aquila Theatre Company's Twelfth Night will be back up and running at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan after the company took a two-week hiatus to present its production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors at Los Angeles' Shakespeare Festival in the South Coast Botanic Garden.

"This production of Twelfth Night spins the classic tale of mistaken identity, unrequited love, bereavement and the repressive threats of a puritanical zealot with an eclectic mix of musical styles – harpsichord and lute meet drum and bass," according to the troupe. "Complete with cross-dressing and swordplay, this adaptation revisits Shakespeare's Elizabethan comedy, evoking a fantastical world where true love cannot be repressed."

The Aquila cast includes veterans Anthony Cochrane as Sir Toby Belch, Kenn Sabberton as Malvolio, Lisa Carter as Olivia, Louis Butelli as Feste, Lindsay Rae Taylor as Viola, Andrew Schwartz as Orsino, Lincoln Hudson as Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Natasha Piletich as Maria.

Twelfth Night is created and directed by Peter Meineck (Aquila founding artistic director) and Robert Richmond (associate artistic director), with original music by Anthony Cochrane.

Twelfth Night plays Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Saturday & Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets range $25-$45 and are available online at or by calling (212) 279-4200.

The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at 25th Street between Lexington & Third Avenues. For more information, visit

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