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Prime Stage presents ‘Twelfth Night’ as season-ending production

Shirley McMarlin
Carolyn Jerz (Viola), Malcolm MacKenzie (Sebastian) and Dana Babal (Feste) perform in the Prime Stage production of "Twelfth Night."

Prime Stage Theatre will complete its 23rd consecutive season on a humorous note with William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Twelfth Night.”

The show runs May 4-12 in the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Set in the colorful world of Portugal and enhanced by traditional Portuguese fado music, “Twelfth Night” follows Viola as she disguises herself as a page boy to find her twin brother, but finds herself at the center of a love triangle, Prime Stage says.

The oft-quoted line, “If music be the food of love, play on,” comes from the play.

Carolyn Jerz, 17, of Greensburg, a three-time winner of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Monologue Contest, plays Viola. The show is directed by veteran actor, director and Shakespeare coach Andy Kirtland, co-founder and managing director of New Renaissance Theatre Company and Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company, both based in Pittsburgh.

Prime Stage will offer an audio description of the 8 p.m. May 10 show, a sensory-friendly performance at 1 p.m. May 11 and sign language interpretation during the 8 p.m. May 11 show.

Pittsburgh-based Prime Stage Theatre presents professionally produced plays based on works of classic and contemporary works of literature.

Tickets for all performances are available at

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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