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Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

an FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production 

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jen Wineman

Presented by Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the New Stages Tour brings exciting 45-minute adaptations of classic literature to schools and community venues throughout the state of Florida.

Director Jen Wineman, who helmed last year’s infectiously popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream, works her magic on Shakespeare’s timeless comedy of unrequited love, pride, pranks, and self-discovery: “If music be the food of love, play on.” 

This classic gets a playful and contemporary staging while preserving the story that has delighted audiences’ imaginations for centuries.

Touring schools and community venues
September 29-November 24
Recommended for grades 6 and up

Download the Twelfth Night Production Guide Here

For more information or to request a performance, please contact or 941.351.9010 ext. 3306 or 


In addition to dozens of school visits, the 2015 New Stages Tour will include several community performances which are open to the public. Please contact each individual venue for performance and ticket information.

Asolo Rep’s Family Shakespeare Series

In this special series an introductory pre-show activity with the actors will welcome the young – and young at heart – to the magic of Twelfth Night. Please contact each individual venue for ticket information.

Shakespeare in the Gardens - WAITING LIST ONLY 
October 24, 1pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Free with admission to the Gardens/free to members
Reservations recommended:

Shakespeare Under the Stars
November 14, noon

Bishop Planetarium at South Florida Museum
Adult $10/Child $5: buy one (adult or child ticket) get one child free
Reservations recommended:

Shakespeare at Bay Preserve
November 22, 3pm entry, 3:30pm performance

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Free with reception to follow
Reservations required: 941.918.2100;

Homecoming Performance Tickets
Twelfth Night
November 24, 6:30pm

Cook Theatre
Tickets are $25 and will go on sale online only on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:01am and in person at the box office and by phone on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10am.
Box office: 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388 

Additional Public Performances
Shadow Interpreted Theatre Performance
October 30

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Culver Bay, FL)
Shadow Interpreted Theater utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters who perform as “shadows” during a live stage production alongside voiced actors. Shadow Actors are integrated into the performance by mirroring Twelfth Night voiced actors, while interpreting the character they are shadowing in ASL. In this way, all audience members can enjoy the full richness of the theater experience rather than having to watch a single interpreter located off stage, and thereby missing much of the action taking place on stage. This is a cutting-edge arts offering that makes the arts accessible, genuine and fully enriching for all audiences. 786-573-5300;

Florida Theatre Conference at Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
November 11


Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
November 12

Bishop Planetarium at South Florida Museum
November 13

Glenridge Performing Arts Center
November 20

941.552.5325 or toll free 1.888.999 GLEN (4536);

Current as of 10/1/15


The production is professionally staged with a cast of eleven, but designed with minimal technical requirements so it can perform in a variety of venues. In 60 minutes our artists present a fast-paced performance, immediately followed by a post-show discussion with the cast. Educational resources, including a production guide and video resources for classrooms, address Language Arts Florida Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Theatre. 

Mark Comer, Joe Knispel, Ally Farzetta, and Josh James in Asolo Rep's presentation of its 2015 New Stages Tour, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production of "Twelfth Night." Photo by Cliff Roles.


This production is conceived to reach school, college, and community groups, and is recommended for grades 6 and up. Special Family Series performances welcome younger audiences as well. This adaptation will provide an accessible introduction to live Shakespeare performance for first-time audiences. The imaginative and theatrical staging will also delight and enrich students who have already studied Shakespeare's work. New Stages Tour productions meet audiences at every level of experience.

$500 for an in-school performance. (50% off of a second same-day performance).

Please do not let cost be a barrier to your school; if funds are tight, we'd love to work with you to arrange grants or other funding opportunities in order to make a performance possible.




The 2015 New Stages Tour is made possible by lead sponsor Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Publix Super Market Charities; Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild; Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation; Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation; Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation Trust; Andrew R. Ferrell Foundation; Charles Henry Leach II Fund; Plantation Community Foundation, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. 

Community Foundation of Sarasota County support is made possible through the Lola G. Hanna Fund, John and Tana Sandefur Foundation, John and Dorothy Brennan Charitable Fund, Walter Haskins Fund in memory of Stacey K. Haskins, and Cyril and Dorothy Veinott Memorial Fund.