Philelectic Society Presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Posted November 15, 2017 / Last updated November 17, 2017

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Twelfth Night - As You Like It

Show poster artwork by Phils actor Ellie Simmons, a senior at Ursuline Academy

The Jesuit Philelectic Society continues it’s fall production season this weekend with a timely work of comedy gold, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Last week, the Phils took the stage for another Shakespeare comedy As You Like It.

Believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, the play centers on twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who disguises herself as a young man named “Cesario”) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

Jesuit’s version of Twelfth Night is set in The Roaring 20’s, and Phils’ director Kate Arthurs-Goldberg saw to it that the costumes reflect the decadence of the era, adorning the players in tuxedos, sequins, and fringe.

The show runs November 16–18 in the Jesuit Auditorium. Tickets are available now, online.

View the Cast List

Show dates and times:

Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.