Sept. 22, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company returns to Lewisburg to perform William Shakespeare's classic, "Twelfth Night," Friday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.

Shakespeare's funny and charming tale of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in a mystical and romantic Illyria, explores universal themes of love and its ambiguous effects on human behavior.

"The Weis Center welcomes this return visit by Aquila, one of the very best of the few remaining touring theatre companies performing straight plays and classics," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

"Aquila's brand of innovative design and dynamic physicality will combine to put a delightful spin on this 1600s play," he said, "and this company is known for making the language immediate and understandable."

Founded in 1991 by Peter Meineck, the Aquila Theatre Company has a well-earned international reputation as one of the foremost producers of touring classical theatre. In the past several years the company has produced a New York City season and garnered glowing reviews.

Tickets are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to events. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/

The 2004-05 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

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