Toledo School for the Arts Presents William Shakespeare?s Twelfth Night

Daily Dose  |  01/07/2019 2:00 pm

On Thursday, January 31 at the Toledo Repertoire’s 10th Street Theater, actors from Toledo School for the Arts under the direction of Juliette Quinlan will present William Shakespeare’s farce, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will.

Mistaken identities and role reversals are key in this popular comedy. Loosely Influenced by the traditional end-of-Christmas festivities celebrating the Epiphany, the plot has more twists than a candy cane! TSA’s production will be set in an upscale beach resort in 1922. Viola, (Raeanna Martin-Hayden of Toledo) and her twin brother Sebastian, (Maxwell Gierke of Oregon), have been shipwrecked; each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino, (Isaac Slater of Ottawa Hills). What follows is a series of love triangles, mistaken identities, and genders that cause confusion, tricks, and eventually a happy ending!

Twelfth Night is indeed a farce, but it is also a poignant look at love inside and outside the boundaries of gender, status, and society. It’s an unusual romantic comedy that ends on the note of “you can’t always get what you want”,” director Juliette Quinlan said of the production.

Performances begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 31, Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2 as well as at 2:30 on Sunday, February 3 at the Toledo Repertoire’s 10th Street Theater. (16 10th St, Toledo, OH 43604) Tickets are $16 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets go on sale on January 8, 2019. To order your tickets contact the TSA Box Office at 419-246-8732 x226, or visit