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Celebrating Love and Laughter

Director Ted Pappas brings a lively new production of Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare’s rowdy and romantic comedy, to The Public.


Pittsburgh Public Theater plays on in grand style with William Shakespeare’s masterpiece of comedy, Twelfth Night. Directed by The Public’s Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, Twelfth Night runs January 26 – February 26, 2017 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or buy online. Twelfth Night is presented by Highmark.

William Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night as a brilliant entertainment to end the holiday season for the Elizabethan court. Ted Pappas sets his production pre-World War I, with jazzy original music composed by Michael Moricz. The songs are sung by Feste, who is played by Broadway veteran (Rock of Ages) and Carnegie Mellon grad, Mitchell Jarvis. Accompanying him live on stage are Curio (Chad Bender on piano) and Valentine (Andrew Miller on guitar).

The action takes place in Illyria, where outspoken Viola (Carly Street) washes ashore after a shipwreck. The fact that she has a twin brother, Sebastian (Max Rosenak), complicates things as the play unfolds. Pretending to be a boy, Viola serves Duke Orsino (Timothy D. Stickney), who burns with unrequited passion for the noblewoman Olivia (Gretchen Egolf). But Viola’s gender disguise leads to an outrageously out-of-whack love triangle among the three.

Also causing a stir in Olivia’s household are carousers Sir Toby Belch (John Ahlin) and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Daniel Krell). Along with the not-so-gentlewoman, Maria (Helena Ruoti), they trick pompous steward Malvolio (Brent Harris) into ridiculous public displays of affection for Olivia. Rounding out the cast in this play that’s both funny and moving in equal measures are Tony Bingham, Don DiGiulio, and Drew Stone.

The design team for Twelfth Night is James Noone (Scenic), Gabriel Berry (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Casting is by McCorkle Casting. The Production Stage Manager is Ruth E. Kramer and the Assistant Stage Manager is Phill Madore.

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Twelfth Night
January 26 – February 26, 2017

Performance Schedule
Tuesdays at 7 PM
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM (except Feb 8)
Saturdays at 2 PM (except Feb 4), plus 2 PM on Thursday, Feb 23
Sundays at 2 PM & 7 PM (except Feb 26 when the final show is at 2 PM).

Press Night is Thursday, Feb 2 • Opening Night is Friday, Feb 3

Ticket prices: $30 – $62. Tickets for students and age 26 and younger are $15.75.

Discounts for groups of 10+ are available by contacting Casey Helm at 412.316.8200, ext. 704 or chelm@ppt.org.

Ticket prices are subject to change.

For tickets call 412.316.1600, buy online, or visit the O’Reilly Theater Box Office.