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The NY Production of 'Twelfth Night' to have Identical Twins as Viola and Sebastian

By Ambili Sasidharan on Feb 15, 2017 11:33 AM EST

William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is getting yet another stage twist. Titan Theatre Company will stage the show on March 24 and continue through April 9 at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Park.

So what's special about this New York Production of "Twelfth Night?" Well, real-life identical twins Sierra and Lauren Tothero will portray Shakespeare's famous twins, Viola and Sebastian, on stage. According to PlayBill, the rest of the cast include Tyler Moss as Orsino, Lloyd Mulvey as Malvolio, Tressa Preston as Olivia, Tristan Colton as Sir Andrew, Michael Selkirk as Sir Toby, Ian O'Boyle as Fabian, Laura Frye as Maria, and Marcus Denard Johnson as Antonio with support from Tom Morin, Skya Theobald, Braden Spear, and Adham James Haddara.

"Twelfth Night" is propelled by Lenny Banovez, who will be joined by Sarah Pearline (scenic design), Grae Greer (costume design), Katy Atwell (lighting design), Andrew Tarr (sound design), Alyssa Van Gorder (assistant director), and Kris Murphy (stage management).

PGH City Paper referred "Twelfth Night's" intertwined plot as a" wildly contrived romantic comedy with elements of farce." This romantic comedy is set in the land of Illyria where a shipwreck forces Viola to disguise as a boy named Cesario. In the havoc, Viola's twin brother Sebastian is presumed dead. Now Cesario enters the service of Duke Orsino, who wants to profess his passionate love before Olivia. In the end, Viola ends up falling in love with the Duke while Oliva falls for Cesario. The bizarre situation is solved only when Sebastian makes his entry.

Managing Director Kevin Beebee in a statement expressed his excitement over the overwhelming response from the audience. He also revealed that viewers have embraced the production's signature approach to Shakespeare and termed it as the most successful season to date. He also promised a gorgeous, romantic, and hilarious Shakespearean delight.

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