- One ticket to Twelfth Night
- Where: Queens Theatre
- Seating: orchestra
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $26 for the performance on Friday, February 14, at 2 p.m. (up to $44 value). Doors open at 1 p.m.
- $26 for the performance on Saturday, February 15, at 2 p.m. (up to $51 value). Doors open at 1 p.m.
- $26 for the performance on Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m. (up to $51 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
- $26 for the performance on Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m. (up to $51 value). Doors open at 2 p.m.<p>
A storm rages, a fool sings, a shipwreck separates two twins—so begins the web of mistaken identity, spurned love, and cross-dressing squires that is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Lost on foreign soil without her beloved brother, Viola decides the best way to protect herself is to don trousers and a manly disposition. Skirts and curls tucked away, she offers to serve Orsino, the Duke, and promptly tumbles headlong into unreciprocated love. When Orsino’s beloved Olivia then falls for the costumed Viola, it seems nothing could be more complicated—but then a certain long-lost twin emerges from the sea. Twelfth Night sends its forlorn lovers into a whirlwind of romance, confusion, and silly-looking pants, leaving audiences wondering what really makes a fool and from where love springs.<p>
The play comes to life at the hands of the venerable, New York–based Aquila Theatre, whose Shakespeare productions have been praised by the LA Times as “superb” and “exceptionally rewarding.” With their eye-catching physical staging and ear-catching original score, the troupe leaves their unique mark on one of the Bard’s most beloved tales.<p>
Originally constructed as part of the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair, Queens Theatre was first known as the Theaterama. The then-cinema sat between the space-age Astro-View towers and the Tent of Tomorrow, attracting attention with a facade sporting towering works by such artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ellsworth Kelly. The fair ended in a puff of popcorn dust, but the theater went on—after being spared the wrecking ball, the space served as a movie theater and live entertainment venue before a $4 million renovation in 1989 buffed the diamond in the rough it to its present gleam. Today, Queens Theatre boasts an eclectic schedule of live programming, from theatrical performances to concerts. The theater also supports the local creative community, hosting the annual Latino Cultural Festival and fostering the talent of up-and-coming artists through its new play development program.