Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2016-17 performance season with the William Shakespeare classic “Twelfth Night” at the UNO Performing Arts Center. The production opens March 30 and runs through April 9 in the Nims Theatre. Many of the Bard’s most beloved characters are featured in this comedy of unrequited love and mistaken identity.
This Theatre UNO production is directed by David W. Hoover, professor and chair of the Department of Film and Theatre. The production team is made up of department faculty members, including costume designer Anthony French, scenic designer Kevin Griffith and lighting designer/technical director Diane K. Baas. The cast is comprised wholly of UNO students: undergraduate film and theatre majors, non-majors and the entire Master of Fine Arts in theatre performance class.
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 (there is no performance on Sunday, April 2.) Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and UNO faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased online at theatre.uno.edu or at the UNO Performing Arts Center box office beginning one hour before performances.
The Department of Film and Theatre is housed within the UNO School of the Arts, which also offers programs in arts administration, music and visual arts. The Department of Film and Theatre is an accredited member of National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), which establishes national standards for related undergraduate and graduate programs. Its award-winning plays have been recognized nationally by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and locally by the Big Easy Awards. The department fuses the artistic, technical and analytical dynamics of theatre and film in a collaborative environment, educating the next generation of professional storytellers to develop careers in film, theatre and allied fields.