KC Repertory Theater kicks off their new season with William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” play, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 26, at Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry St, KCMO.

Twelfth Night, loaded with comedy, is hilarious and heartbreaking, involves mistaken identity, music and the madness of love featuring an all-star cast.

“It’s a very exciting cast, with many different identities, many different voices and many different types all speaking this beautiful language,” said  Nelson T. Eusebio III, freelance director, producer and award-winning filmmaker.

The play begins with a ship that is wrecked on the rocks. Viola, played by Francesca Fernandez McKenzie, is washed ashore, and her brother, Sebastian, played by Freddy Acevedo as Sebastian, is lost. Viola is now on a quest of survivial exploring the new land.

A whirlwind of mistaken identity and unreciprocated love then reels in the play. Music is the food of love, and no one is actually who they seem to claim themselves to be.

Jason Ma, composer and actor, contributes to the play with his musical creativity.  All cast will play instruments, a few including Brazilian flute whistle and shaking egg.

This play is suitable for ages 14 and up, while adding the play features the sound of a gunshot and strobe lighting. 

Twelfth Night will premiere Tuesdays through Thursdays (excluding Sept. 20) at 7 p.m, Fridays at 8 p.m., and weekends at 2 p.m.

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Simone Garza was a reporter in our Kansas City office. In addition to general reporting on Kansas City’s African-American community, she reports on economic inclusion for the African American community....