Francesca Fernandez McKenzie and Brandon Jones in KCRep’s 2022 production of TWELFTH NIGHT • Photo by Don Ipock
Join KCRep for Shakespeare’s liveliest rom-com that has Kansas City buzzing! Twelfth Night is a comedy of mistaken identity, music, and the madness of love, that audiences are calling “extremely lively, energetic” and “absolutely wonderful.”
The story starts when a shipwrecks on the rocks. Viola washes ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love! Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Twelfth Night features original music composed just for this production by Jason Ma, direction from KCRep Associate Artistic Director Nelson T. Eusebio III, and an all-star cast, including faces familiar to KCRep audiences – Freddy Acevedo, Sam Cordes, Manon Halliburton, and Vanessa Severo – as well as several actors making their KCRep debut – Darrington Clark, Jojo Gonzalez, Brandon Jones, Jimmy Kieffer, Francesca Fernandez McKenzie, Eileen Rivera, and Chelsea Rolfes.
Fresh, funny, and full of surprises, this must-see tale of unrequited love is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Don’t miss your chance to see a contemporary take on this Shakespearean crowd-pleaser: tickets are on sale now at kcrep.org! Hurry – only 6 performances are left and tickets are going fast!
Twelfth Night • Now – September 25
Spencer Theatre on the UMKC Campus
Tickets start at $35 at KCRep.org