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Twelfth Night

First Preview: Aug 17, 2016

Opening Date: Sep 02, 2016

Closing Date: Sep 05, 2016

Running Time: 02:00

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Playing @

Delacorte Theater

Central Park New York, NY 10003

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PUBLIC WORKS is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.

A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Music & Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Choreography by Lorin Latarro

With Nikki M. James (Viola); Andrew Kober (Malvolio), Jose Llana (Orsino); Jacob Ming-Trent (Sir Toby Belch); and Shaina Taub (Feste)

Community Partners

Brownsville Recreation Center, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, DreamYard Project, Fortune Society, Military Resilience Project, and Alumni Partners Children's Aid Society, Domestic Workers United

Cameo Groups

COBU, Jambalaya Brass Band, The Love Show, New York Deaf Theatre, Ziranmen Kungfu Wushu Training Center, United States Postal Carrier  

The love story follows the young heroine Viola, who disguises herself as a man when she washes up on the shores of Illyria. When Viola’s new boss, Duke Orsino, sends her to win over his unrequited love, the Countess Olivia, Viola’s disguise proves too effective, and the Countess falls for the young girl dressed as a boy instead. Artistic Director of Baltimore’s Center Stage, Kwame Kwei-Armah, directs this musical fever dream about love in all its many disguises, and transformative power of walking a mile in another's shoes.

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 10

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Performance is FREE. Free tickets are available for every performance of Twelfth Night, with seating locations in every section of the theater. Free tickets are available in the following ways: In person at The Delacorte Downtown at Astor Place Mobile Lottery Powered by Today Tix *****Twelfth Night contains the use of smoke, haze & strobe effects.

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Wheelchair Info

Up to 25 locations in first row. Wheelchair access via ramp at Gate 1.



Passenger Loading Zone



Vehicles enter 85th St. & Central Park West. Obtain parking permits from HAI (212) 575-7663. Three reserved spaces.

Curb Ramps

81st St. Some steep slopes to theater.


79th Street and Fifth Ave; Central Park West at 81st St. Large letter signs mark pathway to theater.


Womens and Mens: Separate building next to theater entrance on main path. Doors 40". Stall doors 30". Stall 40" x 22".Commode 21.5". Urinal 23".

Water Fountain

On main entrance ramp to theater. No clear knee space. Controls difficult.


To the left of box office. Coin slot 64". Cord 30". Volume control.

Assisted Listening System

Phonic Ear available. Occasional open captioned, audio described and sign language interpreted performances.

Visual Assistance


Directions Subway

6 to 77th Street; B or C to 81st Street; 1 to 59th Street, switch to B or C, to 81st Street.

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By Subway:

6 to 77th Street; B or C to 81st Street; 1 to 59th Street, switch to B or C, to 81st Street.

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