October 19, 2011

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" gets a different twist

Leviathan Lab, a creative studio that focuses on advancing the careers of Asian-American artists, is shaking up Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Starring Tina Chilip (Flipzoids, The Joy Luck Club) as Viola, and OBIE Award-winning actor Jojo Gonzalez (The Romance of Magno Rubio, The Smurfs, and PanAm) as Feste the Clown, the production is a reimagining of the Shakespeare classic and will feature an entirely Asian American cast.
Under the direction of Nelson T. Eusebio III (Assistant Director, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Public Theater/NYSF’s Shakespeare in the Park 2011), the seaside city of Illyria harkens to Hong Kong in the 1960s, where the alluring scent of romance pervades the atmosphere. Viola sets a series of events that create a tangled knot of mistaken identities, bewildering desires, and practical jokes that only time and fortune can untie.

Leviathan Lab’s Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is an Actors’ Equity approved showcase production. The show will run from November 3 to 19, Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m.It will be held at the Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street between Broadway and Columbus Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, with special prices for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, please call Oliver Oliveros at 213.344.8499 or send an e-mail.


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