Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Theatre Arts kicks off the 2019-2020 season, Somewhere Between Fantasy and Reality, on Friday, Nov. 15, with a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic “Twelfth Night or What You Will,” directed by Terry Donovan Smith.
The production will be staged on the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre stage Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.
A violent storm has left twin siblings Viola and Sebastian shipwrecked off the coast of the kingdom of Illyria. Thinking her brother lost, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds herself not only in the employ of Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, but also at the center of a complicated love triangle. As Orsino commands Viola help him win Lady Olivia’s heart, Viola begins to fall for the Duke, as Lady Olivia begins falling for the disguised Viola!
Complicating matters further, Viola’s brother Sebastian arrives in Illyria and is quickly mistaken for the disguised Viola, also attracting the attention of Olivia.
CSUSB’s version of “Twelfth Night,” set in the early 1990s, is loaded with the music of the era, as well as live performances by a talented cast of actors – all performed in the round.  
Individual and season tickets can be purchased from the CSUSB Theatre Arts Box Office, or online at Subscriptions range from $20 to $50, with individual tickets at $6 for students and children under 17; $12 for faculty, staff, senior citizens and military; $15 for adults. Performances take place in the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre on the CSUSB campus.
Parking at CSUSB is $6 Monday-Friday and $3 on the weekend, but is available for free with a 2019-20 theatre arts season subscription.
For additional information, please contact the Theatre Box Office at (909) 537-5884 or