The Public Theater's Mobile Unit is currently touring across the city offering free performances of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. The production will sit down at the Public Theater April 24-May 14, with an official opening set for April 27. Before performances of the sit-down engagement begin, take a sneak peek in the gallery below.
In director Saheem Ali's production, Viola is a shipwrecked immigrant taking a chance on the "wet foot, dry foot" policy of the mid-'90s who finds herself washed up amid the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida. Her journey is set to the rhythms of house, Cuban, and '90s beats.
The cast includes Sebastian Chacon (Sebastian), Michael Bradley Cohen (Orsino, Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Danaya Esperanza (Viola), Ceci Fernandez (Olivia), Christopher Ryan Grant (Sir Toby Belch), Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Feste), Aneesh Sheth (Maria), David Ryan Smith (Malvolio), and Michael Thurber (Antonio).
Twelfth Night features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, music composition by Michael Thurber, movement direction by Tanya Birl, and fight direction by Lisa Kopitsky.
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