Twelfth Night


Production Sponsor   Timothy R. Schwertfeger and Gail Waller


A new audio play with original music and immersive 360° sound. Taking inspiration from the immortal line “If music be the food of love play on!,” Artistic Director Barbara Gaines reimagines Shakespeare’s lyrical romance with all-new songs from composer Joriah Kwamé. Mismatched lovers and a steward decked out in yellow stockings navigate the slippery shores of Illyria in search of their very own happy endings. Separated in a sea storm from her brother Sebastian and washed ashore, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino—only to find herself in the middle of a complex triangle of unrequited love.

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Barbara Gaines Director

Joriah Kwamé Composer / Orchestrator

Roberta Duchak Music Direction

Lindsay Jones Sound Design / Supervising Sound Editing


Yao Dogbe Valentine / Sebastian

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel Maria

Kevin Gudahl Sir Toby Belch

Timothy Edward Kane Orsino / Fabian

James Vincent Meredith Antonio / Captain

Daniel José Molina Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Monica Orozco Olivia

Lakeisha Renee Viola

Paul Oakley Stovall Feste

Larry Yando Malvolio

Chicago ShakesSTREAM

April 19–May 16, 2021

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by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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Support provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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