Shakespeare classic comedy “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” to be staged at Coe

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2011-11-10 14:18:17 - General

Coe students Ian Michael Bergeron (standing, as Viola) and Satchel Jones (as Olivia) are featured in the upcoming Coe theatre production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" or "What You Will." The play opens Nov. 18 in Dows Theatre on the Coe campus.

The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will,” on Nov. 18, 19, 20 and Dec. 1, 2, 3 in Dows Theatre on the Coe campus.  All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Nov. 20 show, which starts at 2:30 p.m.

Seats are reserved, and tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Playgoers also have the option to enjoy dinner, complete with a pre-performance talk given by the director, at Clark Alumni House prior to the performance on Friday, Nov. 18.  Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $20 by calling Linda Givvin at 399-8619.

Featuring an all-student cast and directed by Coe Theatre Arts Professor Dennis Barnett, "Twelfth Night" celebrates the entanglements of romantic love at their most extreme. Ostensibly taking place during the 12 days of Christmas, the spirit of misrule toils beneath of surface of this jocular masterpiece, the plot of which centers (as do many of Shakespeare's comic plays) on the unfulfilled desires that develop due to mistaken identities.

For more information, call 399-8600 or visit