Sun, surf, and song bring new life to gender-bending classic tale of mistaken identity at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater November 17-20
Philadelphia, PA – The Drexel Players begin their 2011-12 season with William Shakespeare’s highly acclaimed comedy,12th Nite, adapted and directed by program director, Nick Anselmo. Set against a nostalgic 1950s-inspired surf town, Shakespeare’s comedy is full of laughter and mayhem, with music in the spirit of the popular television show GLEE. The production has a Beach Boys inspired sound score created by Michael Kiley, set design by Meghan Jones, Lighting by Dom Chacon and Costumes by Lauren Perigard.
12th Nite is complete with innovative multimedia elements designed by Janelle Kauffman, hysterical Shakespearean characters like Sir Tobey Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, cross-dressing females, and some fast paced fun. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” to see a show that makes you feel like summer at the beach in the middle of November? Join the Drexel Players as they journey to a Shakespearean world that is much more “Surfin’ USA” than Old England.
12th Nite will play at Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnuts Sts) from November 17-20, 2011. Don’t miss opening night on Thursday November 17th at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 8:00 p.m., with a special 10:00 a.m., performance on Friday, followed by a talk back with the cast. 12th Nite will close with a Sunday matinee beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for students, professional staff and faculty with a Drexel ID. You may purchase tickets by visiting www.drexelplayers.com or mandellboxoffixe.westphal.drexel.edu, Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You may also call the box office directly 215.895.2787.