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Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' Launches Arts Uptown on Campus March 18

By Angela Hoyte

Eunice Wong

A fully staged reading of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" by Blue Heron Theatre, an off-Broadway theatre company, will launch Columbia's new Arts Uptown program. The performance, starring Thomas James O'Leary, will take place in Alfred Lerner Hall's Black Box Theatre at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 18. For two years the phantom in the Broadway production and tour company of "Phantom of the Opera," O'Leary was most recently seen at Yale Repertory Theatre in George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell." He is playing the role of the social climber Malvolio in this performance of "Twelfth Night".

An expansion of Columbia's Passport to New York program, Arts Uptown will bring theatre companies to the Morningside Heights campus for one-night performances.

Ennis Smith

Others in the cast include Eunice Wong, a recent graduate of the Juilliard School, as Viola. Ennis Smith, an actor and singer whose credits extend from classics such as "Prometheus Bound" and "As You Like It" to musicals and cabaret performances, will play Feste. Smith recently toured nationally with performance artist Meredith Monk.

Blue Heron, in its 15th year as an off-Broadway theatre, remains committed to presenting classics, contemporary dramas and performance pieces. It is a not-for-profit group recognized for its issue-oriented award-winning productions and education programs.

Thomas James O'Leary

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission, and can be purchased at the Visitors Center, Room 213 of Low Library. Please call 212-854-4902 for reservations. Seating is limited.

Published: Mar 15, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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