Illyria


Book, Music, & Lyrics by Peter Mills
3/25 - 4/3, 2022

Adapted by PETER MILLS & CARA REICHEL from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

This musical re-telling of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night, captures both the rollicking energy of the play’s hilarious hijinks and its deeply felt emotions of loss and unrequited love.

Twin siblings Viola and Sebastian are traveling by sea when a storm destroys their ship, stranding Viola on the shores of Illyria. Alone, uncertain of her brother's fate, and determined to survive in spite of her grief and misfortune, Viola uses Sebastian's clothes to disguise herself as a man. Now identical in appearance to her missing brother, Viola enters into the service of the handsome, lovelorn Duke Orsino, who yearns for the affections of the lovely Lady Olivia. When Orsino sends Viola on an errand to woo Olivia on his behalf, Olivia rejects Orsino's advances; instead, Olivia finds herself captivated by Orsino's young and handsome servant—Viola.

Elsewhere in Olivia's household, her officious steward Malvolio and his teetotaling ways have provoked the ire of Olivia's charming and dissolute uncle Sir Toby Belch, his guileless friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Olivia's witty maid Maria. Soon enough, Viola's lost brother reappears, turning her love triangle into a quadrangle and complicating matters for the bawdy trio of Toby, Andrew, and Maria as they conspire to exact their revenge. All the while, Feste—the wisest fool in Illyria—narrates the proceedings and lends the occasional helping hand.

To learn more about this production, visit our blog for an interview with Director/Choreographer Jason Spelbring and Music Director Alex Marshall!

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE TICKETS 


To purchase tickets to live performances of Illyria, visit the Kingsbury Hall Box Office, call 801.581.7100, or go to https://artstickets.utah.edu/events/illyria/ by clicking the "Get Tickets" button above.

For the safety of our community, we ask that our patrons continue to wear face masks indoors. We also ask patrons not to attend if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell. We will provide face masks for anyone who wants one, and we have reduced our seating capacity in an effort to provide a more comfortable experience for our patrons and our company.

The University of Utah continues to monitor the current public health situation and may adapt these policies at any time.

 

STREAMING TICKETS PRODUCTION UPDATE: 3/28/2022

Thank you for your interest in viewing Illyria online. We regret to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to offer streaming access to Illyria.

As we continue to present live performances with care and consideration for our community — artists, audiences, students, faculty, and staff alike — we are also exploring ways to expand access and improve accessibility. If you have additional questions about this event or other Department of Theatre productions, please contact us at . We want to provide welcoming, meaningful performance experiences to all members of our community, and we would love to hear from you.

 

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