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Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft

Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino’s service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships.

Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

Free Admission for High School Students, their Teachers, and Chaperones

Presented by UW Oshkosh Theatre Department

To attend the matinee, please email

Lunch is on your own at the University’s dining hall, Blackhawk Commons.

Contact Information

Theatre Office: (920) 424-7042
Costume Shop: (920) 424-0286

Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft, Chair (920) 424-4425