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.



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

Lakeisha Renee Viola

Timothy Edward Kane Orsino / Fabian

James Vincent Meredith Antonio / Captain

Daniel José Molina Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Monica Orozco Olivia

Paul Oakley Stovall Feste

Larry Yando Malvolio

Chicago ShakesSTREAM

Tickets: $25


Begins: Mon, April 19, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Ends: May 16, 11:59 p.m. (CT)



by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Support provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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