Adkins Arboretum to Host Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

OliviaMalvolio (400 x 317)Celebrate spring with one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in one of the Eastern Shore’s most bucolic settings. Bring a friend! Bring a picnic! It’s funny, it’s romantic, it’s … Twelfth Night!

Adkins Arboretum will present Shore Shakespeare’s production of Twelfth Night on Sat., May 4 at 6 p.m. An encore performance will be held Sun., May 5 at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held outside in the Arboretum meadow. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blanket or lawn chair.

A story of love and identity, trust and betrayal, Twelfth Night is a delightful comedy featuring some of the Bard’s most stirring language. The production is directed by Peter Howell and features actors and technicians from across the Mid-Shore.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets and more information may be obtained at or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0. Information about the production is also available at

In the event of rain, performances will be held at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.

Twelfth Night is the inaugural production of Shore Shakespeare, a new pan-community theatre group established to present the classic works of the theatrical repertoire and to encourage its audiences to support local community theatre all over the Shore.

In photo: In rehearsal for Shore Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Malvolio (Joseph Riley) professes love to Olivia (Avra Sullivan) while Viola (Ceci Davis) looks on. Photo courtesy of C. L. Rogers.