Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Thursday, November 16, 2023 to Sunday, November 19, 2023

The Theatre Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania presents: Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jennifer Thompson

Room 511
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: $5 w/ Penn ID, $10 General, free on Thursday 11/16
Tickets available at:
For the PennID discount, contact the Penn Live Arts box office or e-mail

Shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, Viola finds herself stranded on the shores of Illyria. She disguises herself as a man, and, calling herself Cesario, enters the service of Duke Orsino, who has fallen hard for Olivia. Olivia falls for Cesario. Viola falls for the duke. And a band of ragtag, rowdy misfits and musicians make all kinds of mischief. How will this fadge? That is a knot for time (and Shakespeare!) to untie. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, Twelfth Night ebulliently captures the desire for joy, connection and reinvention that comes after we wash ashore following our darkest days.

Thursday, November 16th at 7pm*
Friday, November 17th at 7pm
Saturday, November 18th at 7pm
Sunday, November 19th at 2pm

*Opening Night tickets are free for all. Join us after the performance for a reception with the cast and crew.

Twelfth Night poster design by Maria Shaplin
Photo by Daniel Kontz