Arts Discovery
26 Jan

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

Twelfth Night


Tuesday, January 26 at 11:20am

The American Shakespeare Center National Tour’s 90-minute production of Twelfth Night disembarks on the distant shores of Illyria, awash with romance, revelry, disguises and ASC’s trademark original music. Viola is in love with Orsino… who is in love with Olivia… who is in love with Cesario… who is secretly Viola in disguise as a man! Twelfth Night is a laugh-out-loud funny look at gender, love and longing.

In addition to year-round performances at its Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC produces one of the most active, far-reaching National Tours in the country, hitting the road from September-April with high quality, full-length productions, performed in repertory. Now in its thirty-first year, the National Tour has performed at well over 500 festivals, performing arts centers, colleges, high schools and other venues in 48 states and six countries.

The diversity of the ASC touring troupe reflects the diversity of its audience. The National Tour attracts professional classical actors from around the country with auditions in Staunton, Chicago, Houston and New York. To keep the group dynamic and fresh, the ASC hires a mix of new and veteran ASC actors for the touring troupe each year. From this proving ground, the next generation of classical actors is forged.

Curriculum Connections: Theatre Arts, Communication, Analysis, Aesthetics, Movement, Voice


Reservation submission begins on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00AM.

All school groups, including homeschools, will reserve tickets to Arts Discovery performances through Eventbrite. You may edit your reservation until the show date to allow for changes in attendance numbers or special needs.

All Durham Public Schools (DPS) reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action. Please note: We received funding specifically for a limited number of complimentary tickets for Durham Public Schools students to attend Arts Discovery Educational Series performances. Once the complimentary ticket limit is reached, DPS will be responsible for paying $6/ticket for additional tickets.