Twelfth Night



by William Shakespeare
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

@ Mandell Weiss Forum Studio
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February 9 – 17, 2007



What is love? Tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter. What's to come is still unsure… (Feste, Act II scene 3)

Join us in Illyria, a land of mistaken identity and misplaced affection, where Shakespeare takes us on a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasia on love. Twelfth Night, written to be performed as a Twelfth Night entertainment at the culmination of traditional celebrations in 1602 England, has many of the elements inherent in the seasonal festivities, such as cross-dressing disguises, mistaken identities, and unrequited aspirations of upper mobility. This production features new music composed by co-musical directors, voice faculty Linda Vickerman and MFA director Jerry Ruiz, and is being presented in the black-box intimacy of the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio.

Director, Sarah Rasmussen, directed last season’s hugely popular Catching Flight, assisted guest director Chay Yew on Gum and Jerry Ruiz on Blood Wedding. She has directed at the Hangar Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center and for Pillsbury House Theatre’s Chicago Ave. Project as well as assisting at the Guthrie Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things Theatre and Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Ms Rasmussen is the recipient of a Fulbright, a Drama League Directing Fellowship, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab.



Twelfth Night features actors drawn from the department’s nationally-ranked Graduate Theatre Training Program.

Dorian Christian Baucum
Hilary Ward
Rebecca Kaasa
Eduardo Placer
Scott Drummond
Liz Jenkins
Brian Hostenske
Pearl Rhein
Joel Gelman


Creative Team

Twelfth Night also showcases the creative work of the department’s MFA award-winning design and management students.

Steven C. Kemp (Scenic Designer)
Maggie Whitaker (Costume Designer)
Tom Ontiveros (Lighting Designer)
Philipp Danzeisen (Sound Designer)
Sally E. Sibson (Production Stage Manager)


Ticket Info

Advance tickets for this production are advised and are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District's Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre's box office at the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio.

General Admission: $15
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Reserve Tickets

Complimentary Tickets (UCSD UCSD Theatre & Dance Department Faculty/Students/Staff ONLY)
Single Ticket Orders
Main Stage non-subscription tickets (PDF)
    Second Stage Black Box Limited Seating Tickets (PDF)


Location & Parking

Mandell Weiss Forum Studio

Parking Permits-
Required: Monday through Friday, and are available from attendants on duty at the UCSD Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse one hour before show time. Cost: $3.00 per vehicle.

Not Required: Saturday, Sunday, and UCSD-observed holidays.


Performance Dates

First Week
February 8, Preview7 pm Tickets are $12/$10/$6 for this performance only.
February 9, Opening 8 pm
February 10, Matinee 2 pm
February 10, Evening 8 pm


Second Week
February 15, Evening 8 pm
February 16, Evening 8 pm
February 17, Closing 8 pm


Production Photos
by Manuel Rotenberg

Coming soon.