University of Southern Indiana Theatre will finish its 2021-2022 season with William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Elliot Wasserman, Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Performing Arts Department. The production runs from Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24 in the USI Performance Center located in UC East on campus. In compliance with CDC guidelines and the USI COVID-19 Task Force, there will be a reduced number of seats available. Masks are welcome but not required for audience members. Actors will be unmasked.
Twelfth Night is USI Theatre’s annual Repertory Project, which operates under a contract with the Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers. The production will feature two professional actors in the cast, Ronald Keaton and Bryan Vickery, and Union Stage Manager Margaret Kayes.
Twelfth Night is the second Shakespeare production to take place in the USI Performance Center since its opening in 2015. Twelfth Night is a fast-paced romantic comedy with several interwoven plots of romance, mistaken identities and practical jokes.
Wasserman will be joined by a design team including Associate Professor of Theatre Paul Weimer as Scenic Designer; Performing Arts Department Facilities Coordinator Joshua Stallings as Sound and Lighting Designer; Professor of Theatre Shan Jensen as Costume Designer; Theatre Technical Coordinator Andy Hammond as Technical Designer; and USI student Lucy Brown as Assistant Stage Manager.
The cast of Twelfth Night includes USI students Madalyn Cottrell, Amelia Schmitz, Grace Koltz, Cole Brinker, Jaden Crouch, Dakota Smith, Alex Seifert, Bladen Allbright, Easton Crisp, Nathaniel Jenkins, Noah Harrison, Blake Whitehouse, Avery Yates and Miriam McDonald.
Tickets are $2 for USI students, $10 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $10 seniors (60+) and $12 for adults. Tickets are free to USI students with ID one hour before the show begins based on availability. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.