The South Arkansas Arts Center’s box office is open for ticket reservations for their 2015 spring production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The romantic comedy opens on February 28 at 7:30pm. Evening performances continue March 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are March 1 and 8 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for SAAC members, and $15 for the general public. “Twelfth Night” is sponsored by Southern Bancorp and Teague Auto Group.
Shakespeare’s 400 year old comedy plays like a modern television sitcom in the vein of Seinfeld, more than the “lofty” theatre that audiences expect from his plays. Jam packed with lines that have endured the test of time and become a permanent part of the English lexicon, “Twelfth Night” keeps the audience rolling with laughter as its punches love in the face.
The production features some of the community’s funniest talent. The cast is Diana Araiza, Emily Cole, Ronald Culver, Keith Dixon, Shane Feazell, Shelby Gage, Justin Howard, Alexander Jeffery, Dennis Keeton, Yancey Kyle, Mollie Larson, Kelly Matthews, Mike Means, Bill Meyer, Danny Nicholson, Betsy Phillips, Brooklynn Price, Araceli Ramirez, Jessica Raines, Darrin Riley, Clint Taylor, and Kelly Zeigler.
The play’s director Haley Phillips and assistant director Jessica Dougan have set the production “A Long Time Ago” in the kingdom of Illyria.