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School of Theater presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' set on the high seas

ATHENS, Ohio (May 2, 2005) -- The Ohio University School of Theater is proud to announce its fifth production of the 2004-2005 season, William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."

"If music be the food of love, play on..." Duke Orsino's opening line sets in motion this endlessly inventive comedy of topsy-turvy passions and mistaken identities aboard the USS Illyira. The characters "play on" the erotic and lyrical tunes of love in the festival atmosphere of foolish lovers and wise fools, all entangled in contradictory hopes, suspicions and self-delusions. It is a merry-go-round tale, spinning hot desires, doubts and shifting impulses and emotions.

"Twelfth Night" will be presented by Ohio University's School of Theater May 4-7 and 11-14, in the Forum Theater, located in the Radio and Television Building.

General admission for the production is $12 and $10 for students and seniors. For ticket information and reservations, call (740) 593-4800 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket office in Kantner Hall 103, Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm.

"Twelfth Night" is directed by Dennis Lee Delaney the newly appointed head of the Professional Director Training Program at School of Theater. Some of his recent credits include "The Comedy of Errors" at the University of Utah and "Fullest Vigour" last spring here at OU. This summer he will direct "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Monomoy Theater on Cape Cod.

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Media Contact: School of Theater Assistant Director Maureen Wagner, (740) 593-9355 or wagnerm@ohio.edu

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