Twelfth Night

John Trones played the role of Orsino in Pigs Eye Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. The production was directed by Matt Sciple, and the cast included: Sean Byrd, Kate Eifrig, Craig Johnson, Sam Landman, Joe Papke, Carolyn Pool, Edwin Strout, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Andrea Wollenberg.

“Twelfth Night” is considered by many to be one of Shakespeare’s comic masterpieces.


Graydon Royce from the Minneapolis Star & Tribune said, “Director Matt Sciple’s choice to give his actors free rein is wise. Relationships seem crisper, and the strongly articulated characters coax refreshing clarity from the text. The timing is brisk, and the show is physically adept.”

Carolyn Petrie from the St. Paul Pioneer Press had this to say about the production, “Crisply envisioned, nicely designed…the production provides fair insight into this wonderful script’s sense of silliness and fun. Sciple’s modern production tosses in some contemporary fun. The count Orsino, played with solid machismo by John Trones, wiles away the hours playing on a virtual reality machine and woos Olivia with gifts from the Gap. The countess Olivia – whom Andrea Wollenberg brings to life in a vivid, wonderfully well-rounded performance – is never without her cell phone and her dark shades.”

Performances ran January 17th – February 1st (Thursdays – Sundays), with additional shows Sunday 1/26 and Monday 1/27, all performances begin at 7:30pm at the Cedar Riverside Theatre, located at: 425 20th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN.  (near the University of Minnesota West Bank campus)